The Antiquity of the Earth: Biblical or Scientific?


“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This is the most read part of the Bible because it is the very first verse of the very first book of the Bible. “And the earth was without form and void….” This implies that at this moment in time the heavens were already formed and inhabited but the earth is yet to be formed. Can we find a proof in the Bible that the heavens were already formed and inhabited while the earth is yet to be formed?

Job.38:4-7

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

There were already sons of God shouting for joy when God started to lay the foundations of the earth. These sons of God are angels who were created and have been in existence before the foundation of the earth.

LUKE 20:35-36 (Revised Standard Version)

But those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage,

For they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

Angels and other beings like the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders are some of the inhabitants of heavens.

REVELATION 12:12

Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.


Moses in his inspired writing did not elaborate on how the “heavens” were created and were filled with inhabitants but something is sure: the heavens were not made in a 24-hour day period.

When God created the heavens, there were no angels yet! Logic dictates that before God created man, he prepared first his dwelling place. The heavens, which would be the abode of angels, were created first before its inhabitants. We must not forget at this juncture, that when God began forming the formless earth, the heavens were already formed and not empty!

Another thing to consider is that God had His “works of old” before He formed the heavens and the earth! This may not be known to most doctors of theology but it is written in the Bible.

PROVERBS 8:22-31

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

One of the oldest works of God is “His earth” where He dwells with His son! Here is another Biblical logic: God worked first on His and His son’s dwelling place.

The abode of God is not our earth but “His earth,” one of His “works of old”.

JOHN 14:1-3

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

If the abode of God where He would dwell with His people is this earth like the claim of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, then the Lord Jesus should not have said that He will go and prepare a place for the elect and come back to receive them, that where He is, they may be also! The abode of God is a place that was created and prepared by God before the foundation of our earth.

MATTHEW 25:34 (CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH VERSION)

Then the king will say to those on his right, ” My father has blessed you! Come and receive the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world was created.

There are those who say (like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and those of the Seventh Day Adventist Church) that the earth and the entire universe are just a little over 6,000 years old, created within seven 24-hour day period. Some even assert that God does not create gradually.


How misinformed these people can be!

34 thoughts on “The Antiquity of the Earth: Biblical or Scientific?

  1. It’s very Biblical! Human science sometimes fails, but Bible doesn’t.

    The 24-hour reckoning is just very earthly. The Earth is not the center of the universe!

    “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” – there was no “24-hour” written there.

    To those who say that the earth and the entire universe are just a little over 6,000 years old, created within seven 24-hour day period, WAKE UP! You’ve been sleeping for 6,000 years now.

  2. Wow! This is another brilliant wisdom shared for all. As if you’ve found another diamond or gold. Many times that we’ve come accross with the aforementioned verses, but it is only now that it is fully understood that way. Thanks God so much.

    Many admits that even if they’ve read many times the Bible, they could not get the real message to it, until they’ve heard Bro. Eli explain it to them.

    Just like yours truly, since childhood, her mother bought books with Bible stories while she was still in her mothers womb. That was even with matching illustrations in it. Just the same, it is only now, that she’ve fully appreciated the contents of the Bible when it was explained by Bro. Eli in different occasions, point by point.

    The passing of time in a day could not really be noticed if one is truly listening to this excellent preacher of our times. That’s the reason why Cemanes is an avid follower of Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. They make her more knowledgeable and humane too.

  3. 2Peter 3:8
    Dear friends, don’t forget that for the LORD one day is the same as a thousand years and a thousand years is the same as one day.

  4. This people are misinformed because it was written in the bible none of the wicked will understand. Again the word of God prove time and again that His words are genuine , convincing , alive and prevail . Bro Eli said ” it is the word of God that prevail, manage, and stand over on and in every situation that happen on earth or beyond the earth “. To God be the glory !!!

  5. How old is the earth –

    1. INTRODUCTION
    The earliest history of the Earth?commonly called the
    Hadean period?is barely recorded in the geologic
    record, and yet it is the time when liquid water appeared
    on our planet, and might?but not necessarily?have
    been the time when life began.

    Genesis 1:6-7 (King James Version)

    6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

    7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

    (there was no life yet according to the bible and to science)

    2. FORMATION OF THE EARTH
    The formation of the Earth is thought to have been a
    multi-step process requiring tens of millions of years.
    The physical reasoning behind this number is straight
    forward: within the protoplanetary disk of gas and dust,
    as bodies grew in size, the mean spacing between them
    increased. Accretion (growth by sticking of particles)
    initially was rapid, with collisions frequent and relative
    velocities slow. By the time objects reached size scales
    of tens to hundreds of kilometres, growth to the next
    order of magnitude took millions of years, and when
    bodies reached a size between that of the Moon and
    Mars, they were effectively isolated from each other and
    growth stopped. Mutual perturbations among these
    widely spaced bodies would have eventually reshaped
    the circular orbits of these objects allowing them to
    collide, but only after hundreds of millions to billions of
    years (Levison & Agnor 2003). This time-scale is too
    long, because the time-scale for formation of the
    Earth’s core?generally assumed to represent the
    accretion of a significant fraction of the Earth’s mass
    (but see Halliday 2004a), is between 10 and 30 million
    years (Cameron 2002).

    (this I copied and pasted from our College JSTOR Data base)

    What ever this means, this I can only say; that the earth is not 6,000 years old (according to the bible and science)

    Thanks be to God!

  6. It takes Bro. Eli, the most sensible preacher of this generation to make people realize that the antiquity of the earth is both scientific and biblical.

    While so-called “creationists” proclaim God created the heavens and the earth, their biblical interpretation (that the earth is only about 6,000 years old) exposes the sham behind their common doctrinal machinations. The science of Geochronology has records to show of the absolute age of rocks, fossils, and sediments as old as million years or more not to mention the natural conversion/purification of carbon into diamond from beneath the earth in 2 to 3 billion years as tested and scientifically proven.

    On the other hand, the so-called “evolutionists” (the scientists of frustrated kind) are into metaphysical speculations and presumptions. They cannot demonstrate or test (for conclusive scientific findings) the divine creative act in the origin of life, hence, the speculative theory of Big Bang. According to that theory, the universe, originally in an extremely hot and dense state that expanded rapidly, has since cooled by expanding to the present diluted state and continues to expand today. However, without any scientific evidence associated with the earliest instant of the expansion, the Big Bang theory cannot and does not provide any explanation for such an initial condition; rather, it describes and explains the general evolution of the universe since that instant. (reference: Wikipedia)

    It is worthy to note that Bro. Eli’s stand on this issue is “outside the box” of both the creationists and evolutionists, but definitely, his sensible and logical arguments are coming from “inside the box” of the biblical truth.

  7. So physicist come out and check your theory about Heaven and
    Earth.Prove your bigbang and wormhole theory.
    send any spaceship to another planets to find if life exist
    their.I found only a blessed Bible reader who can explain exactlly
    what people need to know about savation,science,universe,creation and Bible.Go ahead brother Eli.To GOD be the glory!

  8. i was quite intrigued about what dr.grady and mr.howard said that the dinosaur and the lions were herbivore and they used the GENESIS 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. Anyone can enlighten me? plss…

    • Those are just their interpretations.. logic dictates.. just look at the teeth or the structure of those animals… it would be very awkward to see their pointed teeth yet they are eating grass? to eat fruits or leaves you must have square teeth in front or else you cannot cut them.

  9. .
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    Is there anyone can compare with Bro Eli?

    I’ve been looking for so many years, and still, I CAN’T FIND ONE, NOT EVEN CLOSE.

    The closes I know is Bro Daniel, and that’s it.

    No, really, there’s no comparison, I don’t care if your Pastor is educated, scientist, doctor or president.

    When it comes to the knowledge of words of God, Bro Eli and Bro Daniel are the only ones; the only ones can speak the words of God.

    John 3:34

    For the whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

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    • Where is that found in Scripture? Didn’t Jesus command the disciples to make disciples? Thus more than 2 men should be able to teach the Word of God accurately and truly. You are exalting men to a position they should not be in.

  10. Brother Eli, I’ve waited to watch today’s episode of QnA show in UK hoping to see you but you’re not there. They’ve invited another guest “expert” who also believes in young earth creationism. (But at least the new guy via Skype looks more like a doctor than the previously invited “doctor”. *hehehe*)

    Those people seem well-educated but not necessarily their beliefs and claims are all true. I heard their arguments, but obviously (at least for me) they’re very confused with their own assumptions of the age of the earth and the age of human race.

    At any rate, it’s still God’s words in the Bible that always prevail.

    1 Corinthians 1:19 — For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

    Matthew 22:29 — Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

    I’ll still be hoping to see you again on that show and make those intellectuals realize their ignorance.

    God bless you always, Brother Eli.

  11. Thanks be to God for this very informative and very wonderful blog. I admired Bro. Eli very much the very first time I heard him in TV when he refute false religious and false faith preachers by just reading the scripture. As time goes by, everytime I read or heard a blog like this from Bro. Eli, where he relates science and Bible,I was very astonished, in here, Bro. Eli is not just a preacher but a teacher, a doctor, a scientist, and a philosopher. A very-well informed man of God. He is the only sensible preacher of this dispensation, he discussed matters like this Biblically and scientifically.

    The arguments I heard in Revelation Tv is very informative and very sensible. Dr. Grady has no much to Bro. Eli. Bro. Eli was not given enough time to prove his argument but he still shines in his undeniable proofs from the Bible. He was held in the height of the discussion but still injected to the listeners how the Bible speaks for itself. No one can contest the truth that earth exist billion years and not just 6000 years.

    Praises and thanks be to God forever and ever.

  12. thanks be unto God bro Eli, for this information, unlikely to the other religion, they mislead there believers because of there own interest… we love you bro.Eli , from the brethren here in Bangued, Abra, Philippines… we miss you!!!

  13. Watched your segment with Dr. Mc Murtry in Revelation TV regarding this topic. I hope a formal debate will be set between you and the Dr. so that the both of you will have the same amount of time to explain your sides. Therefore giving people a better idea of both of your views.

    I’m glad you posted this (after making the promise you will on the QnA show)

    More power to you.

  14. Woohoo!!! POWER!!! hindi dapat pinipigilan ang SUGO sa pagsasalita ng aral at katwiran ng Dios

    shame on Q and A of Revelation tv for being bias

    Thanks Be to God for another overwhelming Topic!!!

  15. “Wise” scientists will never be convinced with regard to the belief of those who say that the earth and the entire universe are approximately 6,000 years old, created within seven 24-hour day period…

    I have heard Brother Eli’s arguments about earth’s age:
    …carbon dating states that diamonds are NOT formed in a 24-hour day, but millions to billions of years…
    Brother Eli is not a Scientist. He is a student and faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    studies and researches about diamonds’ formation are all over the libraries of men
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond

    we can find diamonds on earth, only fools will believe that the universe is only approximately 6,000 years of age…

  16. Time is relative to motion.
    Time is universal
    Time only differ in the state of motion.
    If real motion is equal to imaginary motion then it is called eternal.

  17. While I see we agree that God created the heavens and the earth, to those of you who state that the earth (and diamonds) is millions of years old and carbon dating has proven that…wake up! There is a huge controversy with carbon dating because certain assumtions have to be made, the main assumption being that the amount of carbon in and around the earth has been static for millions of years! Studies show, however, “radiocarbon is forming 28-37% faster than it is decaying,”2 which means it hasn’t yet reached equilibrium, which means the ratio is higher today than it was in the unobservable past (allaboutarcheology.org). The earth may well be millions of years old but carbon dating, nor any other dating method, CANNOT definitively prove that!
    Interesting to note that the bulk of Hebrew scholars who have studied Genesis state that the Hebrew usage of the word “day” is in reference to a literal day as we currently understand it. The following article is taken from professor James Barr via Christiananswers.net:

    The following is an extract from a letter written in 1984 by Professor James Barr, who was at the time Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford. Please note that Professor Barr does not claim to believe that Genesis is literally true, he is just telling us, openly and honestly, what the language means.

    Professor Barr said,

    “Probably, so far as I know, there is no professor of Hebrew or Old Testament at any world-class university who does not believe that the writer(s) of Gen. 1-11 intended to convey to their readers the ideas that (a) creation took place in a series of six days which were the same as the days of 24 hours we now experience (b) the figures contained in the Genesis genealogies provided by simple addition a chronology from the beginning of the world up to later stages in the biblical story (c) Noah’s flood was understood to be world-wide and extinguish all human and animal life except for those in the ark. Or, to put it negatively, the apologetic arguments which suppose the ‘days’ of creation to be long eras of time, the figures of years not to be chronological, and the flood to be a merely local Mesopotamian flood, are not taken seriously by any such professors, as far as I know.”

    One more issue: Scripture in Romans 5:12 tells us that by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin and so death spread to all men for all have sinned. How can the earth be millions of years old? To be millions of years old assumes death came BEFORE Adam and Scripture tells us that death came BECAUSE of Adam. Romans 5 makes it pretty clear when death came into the world. If then, as you say, the earth is millions of years old BUT the SCRIPTURE SAYS death came by ONE MAN, how do you reconcile the two?

    I look forward to hearing your responses. Thank you for letting me voice my thoughts and questions.

  18. This is so sad that you sick uneducated morons can actually stillbe manipulating people in this day and age…. So sad, but it shows you when you have uneducated people you can tel them anything you like…

    • Look who’s talking? By the mere use of words and phrases, one could already determine how educated the speaker was.

      And mind you, education cannot just be taken from schools. In fact, most of the schooled ones are ignorant of the Bible and illogical with it comes to practical life.

      Many intelligent individuals will not just criticize others without being constructive and with undisputable basis.

      For almost 11 years now, listening to Bro. Eli is such a very compensating moments. Even just for a minute, it can be equivalent to years of reading the Bible.

      Thus, RL, if you seem to be manipulated, state your basis. It is so easy to allege something for the sake of criticizing, but to be fair, you must prove your parroting.

  19. A super great article!

    Indeed, Bible and Science does not contradicts…

    The Bible’s facts are more interesting to study than any science 🙂
    The Bible is really a book worth reading, it is so amazing how it has science, history, even things that will happen in the future, and things not known by ordinary people.

    May God bless you Bro. Eli and keep you safe.

    Your blog is a great blog!
    The best blog! Your articles are so interesting to read 🙂

  20. Thank you Bro Eli for a wonderful article , because of the Bible and God `s words we were able to compare how the knowledge of different religion and their isdeas of creation turned into vain and completely false . We can humbly say thanks be to God for another wisdom ! A wisdom and understanding that cannot be trade by money or by any riches in this world . To God be the glory !!!How Great Thou Art Eternally…..

  21. I downloaded the video of mr.howard ,mcagrady and bro.Eli .
    And I convert it to cd .The 2 whiteman has few knowledge of the Bible,they have only 1 or 2 verses and they cannot support their ideas .they both believe that Earth is young and just 6,000years old. And their was no death before Adam sin also Lions were vegetarian during those time hahaha! so my question to them how many years the water of the sea become salty? and Diamond become Diamond ? Dr.Grady said the scientest has zero prof aboutbillions of years about Earth. He must call their supporters to help him.Ok is there any another scientest or Physicist to have debate with Brother Eli?
    These to men are just for our Church workers they are not enough for Bro. Eli.
    To God be the glory!

  22. Maybe they have a diamond that only a week old since formation .hi hi hi hi… thats why they said that the earth is only 6,000 years old. How stupid they are.

    Most natural diamonds are formed at high-pressure high-temperature conditions existing at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 120 miles) in the earth mantle.Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the AGE OF THE EARTH)

    To God be the Glory

    Amen.

  23. Maybe the Diamond of these two white men were made of glass buttom.
    and their gold were made of bronse, hehehe!
    Now is the time for us to know because there are two true good teacher.

  24. The Peace of Amighty God be always with you Bro Eli, all thebrethrens in the Church of God, and fellow bloggers. It will be hard to find an end to a debate regarding earth’s antiquity if a common reference like the bibile will not be accepted.

    The so-called scientist who believe in a ‘big bang’ theory will not just surrender even if the practical and sensible informations from Bro Eli will show that a perfect distance between planets, their axis of rotation and revolution, atmosphere, etc, can never be a result of a big bang. Explosions result in disarray, disorder, etc. very much differrent from what is existing and happening now.

    The ignorant church leaders on the other hand does not understand the bible accounts and are therefore satisfied with their limited knowledge as c ompared to Bro Eli. Fossils, and other scientific proofs are evidence that the earth is much much m ore older than 6,000 milllions years, yet they want to reamin deaf and blind to the truth. We will just continue praying for all of you. May you have more time and determination to follow this blog and earn God’s salvation through Bro Eli’s teachings.

  25. God said He made the world in six (6) days.
    The Bible is CRYSTAL CLEAR about that.
    Only the Devil will contradict what God says.

    Guess who’s saying the world ISN’T made in six days.
    Yep, the “sensible preacher” you praise.

    • Rasec,

      I read the blog twice just to reply on your comment above. And I have not seen Bro. Eli said or slightly mentioned that earth is not made in six days. Please have time to read it again.

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