The Myth Of The Earth

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Scientists have found that the Earth was formed about 4.6 billion years ago by collisions in the giant disc-shaped cloud of material that also formed the Sun. As gravity slowly gathered this gas and dust together into clumps, it became asteroids and small early planets called planetesimals. These objects collided repeatedly and gradually got bigger, building up the planets in the Solar System. Although scientists are very close to answering the question, they still continue to search for the exact answer to how the Earth was created. With all the evidence presented, it is hard to refute from scientific theories. This becomes cumbersome to many religions because in their eyes God has always been the creator of the Earth. That is the case for Christianity, God has always been the creator of the Earth. Before the scientific discoveries were made, Christians had the idea of a young Earth. The belief was that Earth was created by God in six, 24-hour days and less than 10,000 years ago. The Young Earth Creationists say the Bible never talks about billions and billions of years ago, so they do not believe the Earth existed that long ago and revert the the Book of Genesis as evidence. Different interpretations of the Book of Genesis lead to the varying thoughts overtime between Young Earth and Old Earth Creationists. The Old Earth Creationists still believe that God created the Earth, but that the process took much longer. They accept what the astronomers and geologists say about
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