Daily Devotional – April 27
Why isn’t the earth and all life on it, fried from deadly solar radiation? The earth is protected by a magnetic force field that surrounds it. Scientists are finding, however, that this protective force field is slowly wearing down (or decaying). At the current rate of decay, the magnetic force field can be no more than 20,000 years old. This means the Earth could not be older than 20,000 years.
Measuring the strength of the earth’s magnetic field began in 1845. Since that time, there have been many studies. One study showed the decay rate of 5% per century. Another study done by archeologists estimated that the earth’s magnetic field must have been 40% stronger in 1000 A.D. A more recent study from 1970 - 2000 by the International Geomagnetic Reference Field measured a loss of 1.4% in the magnetic field in just 30 years! This has far more profound implications than global climate change, yet it is largely ignored.
For the earth to be billions of years old, as evolutionists say, the earth’s magnetic field would long ago have disappeared, and we would have been bombarded by deadly solar radiation. But earth still has a force field surrounding it. When we do the math, it all points to a young earth and magnetic field. According to Scripture, the earth and the entire universe is only about 6,000 years old. Earth’s magnetic field shouts a young earth!
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth forever. To him that stretched out the earth above the waters….
~ Psalm 136:5,6
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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