The Holy Spirit tells us in the The Genesis Narrative that our Creator created with rapidity for cause and He uses the Hebrew “Yom” to designate “day”…a study of the Hebrew use of “yom” indicates that whenever yom is used in conjunction with a specific time frame such as “first day” and “an evening and a morning” it always designates a literal 24-hour day.
Also, the Holy Spirit explains to us from the Genesis forward that our creation in Time is in response to an unfathomable coup d’état having manifest in the Kingdom and our Universe, the Earth, was created in response to that rebellion as a repository for same in order to remove the destruction of the rebellion from the Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27); therefore, the creation of Time and matter and physics finds its origin in the unseen Spiritual World and our creation was created with rapidity for cause.
In addition, the Holy Spirit provides us a time-line of the Earth’s age as Jesus tells us that “in the Beginning Elohim created them male and female” (Mark 10:6) so we know that the human genome was created “in the Beginning” (Genesis 1:26-28); furthermore, the Holy Spirit uses the genealogy of Messiah through Mary (Gospel of Luke, Chapter 3) extending back to Adam to date the Earth at approximately 6000-years.
I understand that those who adhere to Darwin’s “theory” and the offshoot of that theory such as “abiogenesis” and “descent with modification” lean toward an old Earth ideology as millions or billions of years are mandated for the radical “speciation” of a simple cell into the complexity of life we see around us…I guess it all depends upon whom you believe, the Holy Spirit or Darwin’s followers.
Furthermore, the matter that forms the constituent elements of our world, our cells, was taken from elements found only in the unseen Spiritual Realm and fashioned into matter that can be apprehended by life constrained by Time (Hebrews 11:3); therefore, mankind, scientists, astrophysicists, will never define our origin, the date of the Earth through radiocarbon dating, potassium–argon dating and uranium–lead dating. Also, our Creator created a “mature” Earth and a “mature” Sun and light just like He created a mature Adam and Eve…these things are beyond human understanding and man’s calculations concerning “The Genesis.” I therefore believe what the Holy Spirit has provided me in His words.