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Jesus’ Age for the Earth

John 1:1-3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Did Jesus get things scientifically wrong? After all, He was a man of His times. Jesus’ followers could never have comprehended the sophistication of evolutionary biology and cosmology, would they?

Jesus’ Age for the EarthYet, in so many places, we read about Jesus stating things that went against the very grain of the society He lived in. This is because He told the truth.

We should take note, then, when Jesus hints about the age of the Earth. In Matthew 19:4, Jesus, referring to marriage, says: “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female?” Note that Jesus, insulting the most well-read people of the time, is stating that human beings were there “from the beginning”, using the word αρχη, just as is used in John 1:1, referring to the creation of the universe.

If humans were the product of millions of years of evolution, then they were not around απ αρχης – from the beginning. If Jesus got this wrong, how can we trust anything else that He says? Jesus did not get this wrong, because He is the person of the Trinity, through whom this creation was achieved. The Biblical timescale, with Adam and Eve created during the first week of this universe’s existence, is Jesus’ timescale. This is a record of Jesus’ Age for the Earth.

Prayer: 
Lord, all things were made through Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, and we worship and adore Him. Amen.