yes, you understood me correctly. That was actually a question from my kid I didn't know how to answer. Although technically I'm a christian for almost thirty years I never thought much about religeous stuff until now when I need to explain all this to the kid and see that I myself have very little understanding of the bible... fortunately we haven't yet got to the place where it says about 7,000 y.o. world
OK. I need to correct myself. I should have said 6,000 years not 7. So sorry
Are you starting to read the bible from Genesis 1 vs 1 and are you trying to explain to your kid what you understand from your reading whatever questions you are asked?
I need to suggest to you that the first and most important....actually the only important thing you should be impressing upon your kid is the reason you are a Christian in the first place.
And while creation is certainly important, it is Jesus , who He is/was and what He did for us that needs to be totally ingrained in yourself and your child.
If you never learn any other thing in the bible this is must.
Now, there is nowhere in the bible that tells us the earth and we are 7,000 years old. That conclusion was drawn by many educated people who have traced the genealogies of Adam forward,and then from Noah after the flood.
And the study of the Jews with reference to a 4,000 approx year existence from Adam until Jesus.
Then Jesus until today of approx 2,000 years making it 6,000.
That is the simplistic view. Possibly one that would be good for your child, depending on your child's age.
And certainly the view held by YE ( young earth believers)
But you or you child does not need this info until you realize and understand about Jesus.
What the YE ideas do not address is where those things that have scientifically been proven and certain species that have turned up, but are not mentioned in the story of Adam and forward.
It can be fascinating to read and learn but likely too much for a child. (Example: were do Neanderthals fit in? YE will say there were never any)
Grace Centered is a good place for you to be to read, learn, ask questions. But fair warning. Not all agree on here and there are often many spirited discussions. Don't let that chase you away.)