Only God knows the exact date of the Earth (and the universe) down to the microsecond, but I'm just interested in finding out the number of years it's been since He said, "Let there be light." Answers in Genesis has made the case for the best answer so far, that being 6,000 years. I think what they mean is that from Adam, the first man to Moses there have been 2,000 years; from Moses to The Christ there have been 2,000 years; and from The Christ to us moderns there have been about 2,000 years. If God considers a thousand years to be like "one day" of the cosmos, that means there have been six "days", and on the seventh there will be "rest", correct? Which means that if the final millenium before eternity is close, it follows that the Rapture and Second Coming -- or at least the final age -- is almost upon us.