However, rather than accept the biblical account of creation, many Christians have accepted the radioisotope dates of billions of years and attempted to fit long ages into the Bible.
Many accept radiometric dating methods as proof that the earth is millions of years old, in contrast to the biblical timeline.
Mike Riddle exposes the unbiblical assumptions used in these calculations The primary dating method scientists use for determining the age of the earth is radioisotope dating.
For example, uranium will radioactively decay through a series of steps until it becomes the stable element lead. The original element is referred to as the parent element (in these cases uranium and potassium), and the end result is called the daughter element (lead and argon).
The straightforward reading of Scripture reveals that the days of creation () were literal days and that the earth is just thousands of years old and not billions.
If we walk into a room and observe an hourglass with sand at the top and sand at the bottom, we could calculate how long the hourglass has been running.