By David J. Stewart | December 2007 | Updated October 2014

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” —Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

       Up until recently I had remained neutral in my position of a Young Earth verses an Old Earth view. Since it's not a fundamental Biblical doctrine pertaining to salvation, I didn't take sides in the issue; however, I can no longer remain neutral. I'm generally slow to figure things out, and it took me awhile to see the truth, but I clearly see it now. After reading this article I am confident that you will too.

Basically, proponents of an Old Earth view believe that the earth was created by God—did not evolve—has existed for millions (if not billions) of years—and that the human race is young, having only been in existence for 6,000 years (since 4,000 BC). Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) and Harry A. Ironside (1876-1951) believed this and so do I. This is often called the 'Gap Principle' (that is, a time gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2). Legitimate science supports the Biblical teaching of an Old Earth. Mankind has only been here for 6,000 years, and creation as we know it; but the earth itself was here for millions, if not billions, of years.

Consider the following powerful statement by Pastor Max D. Younce...

“Should one desire a continued, concentrated study of the years from the flood to the birth of Christ, they would arrive at approximately 2,345 years. Thus, from Adam to Christ is close to the figure of 4,000 years. Add another 2,000 plus from Christ to the present, and you have man on the earth for only 6,000 years. Therefore, the Gap Principle, as documented in Scripture makes evolution an absolute impossibility. The Gap Principle made it possible for me to lead many people to Jesus Christ as their Savior, who had been influenced by the evolutionary philosophy.” [emphasis added]

SOURCE: The Truth About Evolution; Or, Don't Let Satan Make A Monkey Out Of You, by Dr. Max D. Younce.

I realized recently that the unsaved world laughs at Christians who hold to a Young Earth view, in particular concerning the matter of dinosaurs. It discredits a preacher when he goes against legitimate science, because most people are thinkers and they know bogus teachings when they hear it. It is simply absurd to claim that dinosaurs roamed the earth 4,500 years ago. The flood of Noah's time is estimated to have happened around 2348 BC[1]). Very few Christians know how to reconcile the reality of dinosaurs and science with the Genesis account of creation in the Bible. Well, now you can KNOW the truth about the matter and explain it to others. The earth is indeed very old; but humanity has only been here since about 4,004 BC. Please continue reading and you will learn.

Fallacies Of Young Earth Creationism
(MP3 sermon—please download and share—by Pastor Max D. Younce, Ph.D.)

The following helpful scientific observations by Dr. Max D. Younce (from his book, “The Truth About Evolution; Or, Don't Let Satan Make A Monkey Out Of You”), refute the heresy of Evolution and a Young Earth...



Proof of Divine Design, not “Random Accident

Cosmos: ...a cosmos is an orderly or harmonious system. It originates from a Greek term meaning “order, orderly arrangements, ornaments,” and is the opposite of chaos. Today the word is generally used as a synonym of the word “universe.” (Wikipedia).

The Laws of Thermodynamics

We know by reading the Bible, that God is the Creator of man and we did not arrive on earth by the process of evolution. Science confirms that things get into chaos, rather than improve when left to themselves. This is an important point! Things do not get better and better through natural selection; but, rather deteriorate when left to themselves.

This is proven through Science, itself, by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The First Law of Thermo-dynamics deals with heat transfer, the Third Law relates to the behavior of chemical substances at low temperatures. The Second Law deals with Entropy (heat loss) and establishes this truth, that things left to themselves will certainly not develop into a higher state of complexity; but will tend to decay and degenerate into more randomness.

Fred Kohler, an ardent evolutionist, is honest enough to admit that evolution has hit a dead end street. Mr. Kohler says: “One of the most fundamental maxims of the physical sciences is the trend toward greater randomness the fact that, on the average, things will get into disorder rather than into order if left to themselves.

This is essentially the statement that is embodied in the Second Law of Thermodynamics.” (Evolution and Human Destiny, pp. 14-15). Therefore, the evolutionist does not even believe his own established scientific laws and he wants me to believe his philosophy instead of God! God knows them well and describes them as such, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5.

What would happen to a crop of corn, oats, rye, wheat, or soy beans if left to itself, with God not sending the rain and the farmer not cultivating, fertilizing or controlling the weeds? The crop wouldn’t amount to anything. Why do grape growers have to prune their vineyards? If they didn’t, it wouldn’t be long before the vines would be producing tiny grapes the size of peas and worth nothing!

Some time back, I was witnessing to a college professor who was an evolutionist. I asked him if he was familiar with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. He acknowledged that he was. I asked him to tell me how his daughter would turn out if he shut her in her room, never allowed her to play with other children, never sent her to school, and never talked with her. What would be the result in ten years? His answer was “A jabbering idiot.” My reply to him was, “If evolution were true, since she would inherit the genes of her father, a college professor, and her mother, a high school teacher, she should evolve into a super-genius as a young lady without any help from anyone.” I shall never forget what he told me. His words were, “How can a man of my education (meaning me) be so intelligent, and yet void of any common sense and so foolish?”

Further, I must ask, if we evolved from animals to man, why did we not inherit a sense of smell equal to that of a bear, fox, or wolf? Why didn’t we inherit the eyesight of an eagle? Such characteristics make great science-fiction films when attributed to humans; but, such is not a reality. When certain reptiles lose their tails through predatory attack, they can grow new ones. Why did not man inherit such a characteristic that he might grow a new finger, arm, or leg should one be severed? No, evolution is based, “upon belief in the reality of the unseen; belief in the fossils that cannot be produced; belief in the embryological evidence that does not exist; and belief in breeding experiments that refuse to come off.”

God speaks in Psalm 53:1,

“The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no God.” He also says “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7.)

Of all the hypotheses as to how our earth and the universe came into being, there is no proof to be found contrary to the Bible. You may take offense at this, but the next time you hear a proposal contrary to the Bible, demand proof! The person may give you a lot of "double-talk"...try to insult your intelligence and laugh you to shame, BUT there still is no proof to be presented. So, really, who is the fool?

"Thus saith the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out: he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it, he that giveth breath to the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein." (Isaiah 42:5)

The Psalmist said,

"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou has ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him..." Psalm 8:3,4)

Let us consider some of God’s works:

The Sun. If the sun were any closer, we would burn up. If any further away, we would freeze up. It is 93,000,000 miles away, exactly the right distance. The exact design behind it is for the definite purpose of sustaining life on earth.


Earth The Right Size

The earth is 8,000 miles in diameter, the exact size it has to be for habitation. If it were 9,500 miles in diameter instead, it would double the weight of the air, the amount of the water would be greatly increased, so much so that the entire surface of the planet would be covered with an ocean.

False Claim, The Earth Broke Off From The Sun

Many scientists have claimed our earth broke off from the sun, whirled in space, and cooled. Then, it became the earth. However, there is a big problem with this theory! This is impossible as all the precious metals we have on earth would have vaporized before leaving the sun.

What Supports The Earth?

The Hindus held that the earth was supported by four elephants standing on a tortoise's back swimming in a cosmic sea of tranquility. We have only to look into Job 26:7,

"He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing."

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; “ Hebrews 1:3

Our Atmosphere – Right Formula.

It is a miracle! and made of largely 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. This is what is required to sustain animal and human life, yet this is the only place in the universe where this ratio exists. Evidence that oxygen is in the air in exactly the right amount is seen in the tragic experiences of many hospitals a few years ago. In giving premature babies extra oxygen, they gave too much; and hundreds of babies were blinded. For several months the doctors did not know the cause.

Eventually, it was discovered that the blindness was caused by the babies receiving too much oxygen.

In addition, our atmosphere contains an essential amount of argon, carbon dioxide and water vapor, besides traces of these gases; neon, helium, methane, krypton, xenon, hydrogen, ozone and a few others. Now, here is a miracle! "The signal fact is," says Helmut E. Landsberg, writing in the August, 1953, Scientific American, "that the rare gases are present in our atmosphere in only small amounts, MUCH SMALLER THAN THOSE KNOWN ELSEWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE.

At the same time, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapor are present on earth IN MUCH GREATER ABUNDANCE than elsewhere." Mr. Landsberg reminds us of the sources of his information. "The relative distribution of the elements in the universe has been determined by spectroscopic analysis of solar and stellar matter and by chemical analysis of solar and stellar matter and by chemical analysis of meteorites."

If the ingredients of our atmosphere followed the proportions prevalent in the universe, LIFE ON EARTH WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE. It is clear that Divine Intelligence designed our atmosphere and Divine Power executed the plan.

Earth's Tilt – Exactly Right Degree.

The earth is tilted 23 and one-half degrees. This is exactly right to give us our four seasons. Therefore, twice as much of the land area of the earth can be cultivated and inhabited. Think what would happen if the earth were tilted any other way than it is. If the earth had been tilted as much as 45 degrees instead of what it is, temperate zones would have torrid zone heat in the summer and frigid zone cold in the winter. On the other hand, if the axis of the earth were vertical to the plane of its orbit, January and July would have the same climate and ice would accumulate until much of the continents would be ice-covered six months and flooded the other six months. If the axis of the earth were horizontal to the plane of its orbit, there would result "a crazy jumble of fierce heat and deadly cold." This, with the prolonged nights on half the earth and prolonged days on the other.

Earth’s Rotation – Correct Speed.

The earth ROTATES at just the right speed, making a complete revolution every twenty-four hours in its trip around the sun. The result is, the earth's crust is evenly heated like a chicken on a turning spit. Were our day a year long, as it is on Mercury, there would be scorching heat on one side and bitter cold on the other.

If our day of 24 hours were longer or shorter, all present balance adjustments would be upset, and life on earth would become intolerable, if not utterly impossible. Was this perfect design by accident? Not a chance in a billion!

Earth's Weight

If the earth were much lighter than it is, its gravitational pull would be less and it would not be able to hold as much air as we have now. The lighter gases would escape first and the heavier gases, like carbon dioxide, would remain. The combination of gases in the air would be affected and life would no longer be possible on the earth. Why is its weight exactly right? The answer is given in the Word of God, for it is the Lord...

"Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance." (Isaiah 40:12).

Moon to Control Tides

If the moon were larger or closer, our tides would be so great they would wipe mankind off the face of the globe.

Ozone Filter

Forty miles above the earth there is a layer of ozone which varies in thickness according to season and location; but, which surrounds the earth and filters out the death-dealing rays of the sun. Without it, no life could exist. Why is it just the right distance into the atmosphere? How did it get there? Did it just can believe that if you want to, but I choose not to.


If there were no tides, the oceans would not receive enough oxygen and nothing could live in the oceans. INTUITIONAL REASONING CONSIDERED

The Intuitional Argument

The intuitional argument is that which is in man, sometimes called the “first truths”; that belief that knows that there is a God without anyone revealing that fact.”

"Come now, let us REASON together saith the Lord." (Isaiah 1:18) Can we deny that God "of old (times past) hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands." (Psalm 102:25)

Just look around and you will notice that behind every design, there is a designer. Look at a car, boat, television set, chair, table, ring, stove, children's toys, buildings, anything...and behind them all you will find a designer. Even our space shuttles, with all of their sophisticated mechanisms, only appear as a simple child's toy compared to the intelligence required to create and set in perfect order, not only our earth and its galaxy alone, but the multiplicity of galaxies that exist.

Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made (Hebrew “asa”) heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.” ( Nehemiah 9:6)

Did the earth just happen to be tilted exactly 23 and 1/2 degrees? Was it only an accident that the moon is exactly the right size to control the tides of our oceans? Was it by chance the sun is exactly the right distance from the earth so we do not burn up or freeze to death? Did our atmosphere, made up of largely 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, just accidently work itself into this ratio to sustain human life? Remember, this is the only atmosphere that we know of that contains these elements in this ratio. It would be easier for all the monkeys in the world to scamper across all the typewriters in the world and type perfectly all the books that exist, than to imagine our earth and universe to be a product of chance, rather than designed and created by the intelligence of Almighty God.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)

The Lord reminds us that

"...the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

“That they know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me and I am the Lord and there is none else." Isaiah 45:6.



Answer: The study of Paleontology or Fossilology is the study of life in the geological ages of long ago. It differs from Botany, Zoology, and Biology, as the life it observes and studies are in fossil form. A fossil is a plant or animal that lived long ago and there are many kinds of fossils. Here are a few:

Fossils In Sedimentary Rock

In a past geological age an animal may have walked over soft mud. Sediments were washed into the footprints so gently they were not disturbed. In the passing ages the layer of mud turned into solid rock, leaving forever the footprint of an ancient animal.

Petrified Bones.

Petrified bone is a fossil. Sometimes, at the bottom of lakes, or rivers, bones of dead animals were deposited. They became covered over with slime and mud. As ages passed, the water gradually dissolved the bone material and deposited in its place precipitate of chalk or some other matter. After much time, the entire bone was dissolved and in its place is an exact replica of the bone in solid stone.


Another type of fossil occurs when a substance has captured an animal and preserved it without decaying. In the Carboniferous Age, for example (dated about one-hundred million years ago), the coniferous trees exuded gum and resin, which ran down the sides of the trunk. Insects, such as ants, would get caught in that resin which would engulf the whole insect. As ages passed, that resin would turn into what we call amber.

Frozen Bodies In Glaciers

Another type of fossil results from animals being trapped in glacial ice; therefore, we have the entire body of these animals perfectly preserved.

Fossils In Tar Pits

One of many more examples can be found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California. After a heavy rain, these pits were covered with water. As many of these giant animals went down to drink they, being unaware, were trapped in the pits. These are in fossil form and have been for thousands and thousands of years. Isn’t it amazing that the evolutionists cannot produce just one fossil of their so-called “missing link” out of the millions and millions of fossils we have discovered thus far.

Many years ago in Reader’s Digest, there was a quote from Professor Edwin Conklin, the great Princeton University biologist. Here are his words. “The probability of life beginning from accident is comparable to the probability of the Unabridged Dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing factory.” God says He created everything to reproduce “after his kind”, not into another kind. (Genesis 1:11,12,21, 24-26). Instead of believing the impossible, why not trust the one who made it possible.

“…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved…”



“God created man in his own image, male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27)


We shall look at only two of the thousands of miracles of the human body which only God, the Infinite Chemist, could design and create, THE RED CORPUSCLE. Inside this tiny corpuscle is a red substance called hemoglobin. It is a protein which has a large capacity for oxygen. When it comes to the lungs, it grabs all the oxygen it can and carries it down to all those living cells that require it to breathe and live.

Let’s examine the chemical know-how of these “factories” that create hemoglobin. As a foundation, we know that one molecule is made of two atoms of Hydrogen and one atom of Oxygen, thus H˛ O, or water. One molecule of glucose (body sugar) is composed of six atoms of Carbon, twelve atoms of Hydrogen, and six atoms or oxygen, or C6H12O6. One molecule of some fats would be eighteen atoms of Carbon, Thirty-six atoms of Hydrogen, and three atoms of Oxygen, C18H36O2.

Now, one molecule of hemoglobin, that scarlet-red protein on the inside of that little cell (There are about 300 million molecules of this chemical on the inside of this cell.), is C758H1203N195S3Fe1O218. This means that one molecule of red hemoglobin has in it 758 atoms of Carbon, 1,203 atoms of Hydrogen, 195 atoms of Nitrogen, 3 atoms of Sulphur, 1 atom of Iron, and 218 atoms of Oxygen, making a total in each molecule of hemoglobin of 2,378 atoms.

These red cells are made at the rate of about 72 million a minute. Where is the chemist who can do this? These little “factories” do it day and night, unobtrusively, skillfully, and we never even realize it. Further, God placed these little “factories” in the most protected part of the human frame, deep down, on the inside of the marrow of the bone, for protection.

The atheistic evolutionist would have you believe his guesswork, that this just happened by chance; but, Psalm 139:14 states:

“I will praise thee (God); for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: and marvelous are thy works.”

God calls these evolutionists fools who are corrupt.

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works…”

God declares the end of these evolutionists and all who are deceived by their damnable philosophy in Psalm 9:17,

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

In Acts 16:30,31, the question was asked,

“…What must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”


Here is a question for the evolutionist. How does a pinhead-size ball of cells (the tiny human embryo) in the course of so many weeks become a child?

Let us consider just one part of the embryo--the eye. The many cells which make the human eye, have engaged millions of performers in hundreds of sequences of individual and colonies of cells to perform exactly as God created them. The eyeball is a little spheroid “camera” which focuses itself automatically. The image focused by the lens of the eye falls on the “screen”, the retina, at the back of the eyeball. Each retina has about 130,000,000 cells. There are two types of cells in the retina—rods and cones, so named because they look something like these under a microscope. The rods are used for general perception of light; the cones are used to see color and fine details.

The bi-convex lens is made of cells like those of the skin; but, modified to be glass-clear, and FREE FROM BLOOD VESSELS which would throw shadows within the eye. In front of it a circular screen controls the width of the beam and is automatically adjusted so that, in poor light, more is taken in for the image. Furthermore, the lens of the eye, compassing what no other lens can, changes its curvature to focus near objects as well as distant, when wanted. Not only the lens, but the pupil, the camera stop, is also self-adjusting.

After all this, the eye then sends into the cell and fiber of the brain, continual rhythmic streams of tiny, individual, evanescent, electrical potentials. This results from the tiny, two-dimensional, upside down pictures of the outside world which the eyeball “paints” on the beginnings of its nerve fibers to the brain. This then sets up an electrical storm affecting the whole population of brain cells. In some mysterious way, these allow me to see the “picture” in color, the brightness, the shadow, the distance near or far, the horizontal, the vertical, etc.

We have only touched on one small speck of the complexity of the human eye. Mr. God-Denying Evolutionist, tell me why all of the finest minds in the world in Biology, Chemistry, and science cannot mass-produce an exact replica of the human eye? After all, we do have any number of the originals to copy from. Do you want me to believe that the human eye, in all its complexity, just evolved by some chance? Thus denying the Almighty God who created mankind?

God’s answer to the evolutionist is found in 1 Corinthians 1:18,19,

“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise…For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness: but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

SOURCE: Dr. Max D. Younce (chapter 4, 5 and 6 from the excellent book, “The Truth About Evolution; Or, Don't Let Satan Make A Monkey Out Of You”).

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