Q. How long have humans been on earth? I have read your answer on this topic and if I remember correctly, you stated that Adam & Eve were created about 6 thousand years ago. But scientists have discovered the human remains of a 4.5 million year old woman. I’m confused, and I look forward to reading your answer.
A. The confusion comes from the fact that we’ve been taught to believe that scientists can prove what they say. But the fact is, there’s no way to prove the age of those skeletal remains. So what we’re getting is an opinion based on theories that haven’t been proven because they can’t be observed. There’s so much that man doesn’t know about the past that he has to make assumptions that may or may not be accurate. History has shown that a great many scientific assumptions that everybody thought were true have eventually been proven false. The Earth is not flat, the sun does not revolve around the Earth, time is not constant, and so forth.
On the other hand, there was a witness to man’s creation, the One who created him. He wrote a book about how it happened. You can draw a time line based on His book and determine when man was created. He then set about to prove to us that we could believe Him. He did this by telling us what would happen before it did. Not once or twice but over and over again for nearly 6000 years now. And He’s always been right.
So you can believe the scientists who’ve been wrong a lot, or you can believe God who has always been right.