For example, if a scientist reported that an organism had lived thirty thousand years ago, I both consciously and subconsciously refused to accept the validity of the report because I felt that thirty thousand years was not in the realm of possibility for something associated with Earth.
Looking back, I now realize that my skepticism came from two sources: (1) what I had been taught about the creation stages as given in Genesis and (2) the fact that I unwittingly accepted the Christian doctrine of creation ex nihilo—the world was created out of nothing.
Libby of the University of Chicago developed the radiocarbon method.
God is the Creator of heaven and earth and all things. The word ‘Creator’ means that God made all things out of nothing.”When I finally washed those two beliefs out of my belief system, I was ready to accept the dating outcomes from radiocarbon dating—at least to a point.
I soon understood that the range of accuracy of radiocarbon dating decreases as the dates get larger.
Frankly, the dating correlations between Mesoamerican archaeological endeavors and the Book of Mormon are impressive—especially when we realize that Joseph Smith put himself in a potential archaeological bottomless pit via the BC and AD dates found throughout the Book of Mormon.
If those dates do not correlate positively with events that occurred somewhere in the New World, the Book of Mormon lacks credibility and is false.