If the universe is only thousands of years old as the Bible strongly suggests, how can we see objects that are at light travel time distances far greater than a few thousand years?
Since my childhood, the answer I have received was "the Universe was created to appear aged, or in created in progress."
Why would god present the world/universe in a tricky way?
We already have a life full of challenges and choices (tests?). So why would god lay out the universe and our world is such a way that it is confusing and presents one more challenge to our faith?
What is wrong with the idea of an infinite god that created our universe/world a very long time ago?
If God is infinite and has been here for an infinite period of time, why did he wait until just 6,000 years ago to do anything?
What is so special about 6,000 years ago?
If god created the universe/world 4 million or 5 billion years ago, does that make him any less powerful? Any less creative?
If god has been in a constant state of creating our universe/world, doesn't that make him all the more powerful and creative?
Why would you want to limit god?
Finally, if what "we" need is to accept Jesus as our savior... what difference does it make how old the earth is?
If the universe is billions of years old, does that invalidate the teachings and role of Jesus?