However, before modern times, scientists laugh at the Bible's account because they estimated the sun to be 5 billion years old and the earth to be 4.5 billion years. The age of the Sun was estimated from the ages obtained from radioactive dating of the oldest meteorites found on earth. Their rationale is that it was extremely likely that the solar system (i.e. the Sun, planets, asteroids etc.) formed as one unit. Therefore, the age of the Sun should be close to the age of the meteorites, which can be found using the method of radioactive dating. The earth's age is estimated by the oldest rocks found.
Well, today, science continues to tell us the solar system formed as one mass and now dates the sun and the solar system to around 4.6 billion years. They go on to tell us that the sun and the rest of the solar system formed from a giant, rotating cloud of gas and dust known as the solar nebula. Soon after that, the sun, earth, moon and planets separated and began to form into the shape we see today, between 4.54-5.567 billion years ago. It then took the sun about 100,000 years longer to coalesce and begin to illuminate about 4.5 Billion years ago.
So, in case you missed it, science now says that, in the beginning of our solar system, the sun, earth, moon and the planets were formed first and then the sun began to illuminate a little time after that. Amazing, that's exactly what the Bible and Bible believers have said all along. Thanks, Science for proving the Bible correct, again.
And that's what you'll find, When You Search For The Truth.