abelcainsbrother wrote:I would like to know how Noah's flood proves the earth is young,because in his discussion with Ross he seems to imply that rocks on the top of mountains proves the earth is young.
There were a couple points I was making. The first was that the shells on top of the mountains of the world are evidence there was a world wide flood as stated in scripture (Gen. 6:6-8,13,17,19; 7:4,11,12,17-24; 8:1-5,9,21; 9:11,Is. 54:9, Heb. 11:7; Matt. 24:37-39; Lk.17:27; 2 Pet. 2:5, 3:5,6). Hugh Ross does not believe in a world wide flood. He has a low view of scripture and places "science" above scripture. The geological evidence which is touted as evidence for an old earth is actually rapidly deposited by the flood and shows the biodiversity prior to the flood where the lifespan of animals and humans was much longer.
abelcainsbrother wrote: We know the earth is not 6-10,000 years old,because of the amount of death and extinction in the earth,it cannot fit into a 1500 year period from Adam and Eve to Noah's flood.
We have the genealogy with the years given (Gen.11:10-32; 5:1-32), which shows the earth is young. There was an abundance of life on the earth prior to the flood. Also, there was no rain where the humidity was much greater and a dew would deposit on the ground and plants (Gen. 2:5,6). It was a tropical environment over the earth, just like the geological evidence shows today. The glaciers developed after the flood - this is one view espoused by creationists. So the ice core evidence used today as evidence of an old earth is actually primarily due to the time after the flood where massive amounts of snow fell as the earth rebalanced after the flood.
abelcainsbrother wrote: The earth is at least millions of years old based on how much death and extinction is in the earth. There is more life dead in the earth than all life presently on the earth that cannot fit into a 1500 year period of time.
This is your belief but the earth was significantly different prior to the flood where it supported a significant amount of life given the fact that the whole world was tropical and much life could be found at the poles. The seas were less deep too so there was a vast amount of underwater life forms. When you look at the YEC model, it is consistent with the evidence we see in geology.