There are 5 questions in this category.
How do we explain the age of the earth? The Bible says it is roughly 6600 years old, while scientists speak of the earth as being millions of years old. Also, where are the dinosaurs in Genesis 1 and the creation? How could man and dinosaur have lived together? Is carbon dating accurate? If not, how can we explain this to the kids we serve?
How old is the earth according to Coptic Orthodox Church and according to Ethiopian Orthodox Church, too, if possible?
How old is the universe and the earth? I have been reading on the issue and some say that the Holy Bible says is 6000 years old while many credible scientists show the earth to be 4.5 billion years old. What does our Church think and why? I do not think that the Bible gives an account on the specific age of the earth, but when it mentions the creation in six days, it is just a way that God tries to put the actions of creation to our limited perspective. However, I am unsure if this is the right view. Please tell me what is the correct perspective.
We know that we need earth now because we live on it, but why do we need a new earth as St. John says the first earth had passed away?
What is meant by the first heaven, the one that will pass away? Which one is he talking about?
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