Q: What’s wrong with millions of years?
A: If people believe that the earth is billions of years old, then they also must accept that the fossil record—with all its death and evidence of violence, and disease—was laid down over millions of years before man.
Thus, the world today, with the same death, disease, and violence, was created that way by God millions of years ago. Even non-Christians understand the problem here. For instance, one secular scientist said the following:
Whatever the God implied by … the data of natural history may be like, He is not the Protestant God of waste not want not. He is also not a loving god who cares about His productions … The God of the Galapagos is careless, wasteful, indifferent, almost diabolical. He is certainly not the sort of God to whom anyone would be inclined to pray.
– Hull, David, The God of the Galapagos, Nature 352:486, 1992.
But when Christians take Genesis literally, then the God of the Bible is One who created a perfect world that’s now marred by our sin. Christians can’t consistently believe in a loving God and also cling to millions of years—that makes God an ogre.
For more information, see Why Shouldn’t Christians Accept Millions of Years?