Is the Moon Really That Old?
The age of the moon has long been debated and will continue to be a topic of discussion for as long as man is a alive on planet earth. But, scientists think they have gotten the age of the moon narrowed down - sort of.
When answering the question of how old the moon is, there is no easy or definitive answer. None of us were there when it was formed, so it is basically impossible for anyone to know with great certainty how old it is. But, according to space.com, scientists have narrowed down the birth date of the moon to somewhere within 100 million years of the formation of the solar system. At first glance, that doesn't appear to be a narrowed down point of origin, but it actually is when you consider the fact that scientists have estimated the formation of the moon occurred 4.5 billion years ago.
Creationists may argue that the moon couldn't possibly have formed that long ago, based upon the supposed time frame of the Biblical account of creation, but to my knowledge, none of them were there at the time, so it's really impossible to know for sure whether the moon is 6,000, six million, or six billion years old.
What I do believe to be true is that God created the moon, the planets, the stars, and all of the galaxies that exist, both known and unknown. How and when they were created, no one can say with certainty. The fact is, God could have made all of the heavenly bodies appear suddenly out of nowhere, or he could have created a huge explosion that started the entire process in motion thousands, millions, billions, or even trillions of years ago.
While I can't prove to you that God created the moon, it most certainly can not be proven that He didn't. And, it doesn't even slightly matter to me how old the moon really is, but I am fascinated by the discussion, and even more fascinated by the idea or the possibility that God created the moon several billion years ago. The thought is actually far beyond my own human comprehension, but I like thinking about it.