For many years there has been an unbridgeable gap between the fundamentalist position of Biblical creationism and the scientific theory for the origin of the universe.
Christians have long maintained that the earth was created about 6,000 years ago, because of the dates and times given in the Bible that have led to this conclusion.
In 1654 Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh, after having worked his way through all of the genealogies of the Bible, announced that the date of Creation described in Genesis 1:3, was Sunday October 21, 4004 B.C, at 9:00 am in the morning. Archbishop Ussher arrived at this conclusion strictly by studying the Bible.1
However, this does not mean that the date for the creation of the universe was 4004 B.C. The first verse of Genesis describes the fact that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
The Bible does not tell us when “in the beginning” occurred. If modern Astronomy can correctly measure the age of the expanding universe by accurate means, and determine that it is 1bout 13.7 billion years old, this certainly does not conflict with Genesis chapter 1, verse 1.