Whether we like it or not it takes faith to believe that God brought the world into being some 6,000 years ago. We have not witnessed that divine display of power which formed and shaped the earth and brought forth life. Yes it demands faith. BUT we see the evidence for a Master craftsman, a Divine planner, where-ever we turn in the world of nature. We also see proof of the existence of God though the outworking of His prophetic word. So it is not a blind faith, but a reasoned faith. Consider now the faith of the evolutionist – not that he would use that term because of its religious connotations, but it is the correct term to use. To believe in mind-numbing stretches of time with random changes, ending up with our ordered world, with its Laws of mathematics, physics, and chemistry is a real leap of faith, especially to an enquiring mind that discovers the paucity of the evidence that is trumpeted to support these ideas. As Duane Gish has been quoted as saying, “Isn’t it unbelievable what the unbeliever has to believe in order to be an unbeliever! It’s simply unbelievable!”
Once again we are warned from God’s Word that men would prefer to believe a lie rather than the Truth.
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thess 2:10-12
So when presented with the latest “evidence” for the long ages of the earth, remember that people do believe lies with whole-hearted conviction, but that does not make them true. When we have to choose between God’s Word and man’s word, we have good reason to trust the former and reject the latter.