Worldview

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OUR BIBLICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WORLDVIEW

Creation, Evolution, and God’s Sovereignty:

We recognize that Creator is one of the names of God.

  • Ecclesiastes 12:1; Isaiah 40:28; Isaiah 43:15; Romans 1:25

We believe God created the universe in six twenty-four hour days (i.e., six solar days) and that, before He made the universe, nothing except God existed.

  • Genesis 1; Exodus 31:17; Psalm 33:6-9; Acts 17:24; Hebrews 11:3; Colossians 1:16

God chose to create the universe and all that is in it to reveal His glory, divine nature, eternal power, infinite wisdom, and supreme authority.

  • Isaiah 43:7; Psalm 19:1,2; Jeremiah 10:12; Romans 1:20; Revelation 4:11

We reject theories of naturalistic evolution, which, broadly speaking, suggest that nonliving substances gave rise to the first living material, material which then reproduced and diversified to produce all living creatures. We equally reject theories concerning theistic evolution. We believe that all people are descendants of Adam and Eve, whom God created personally and individually and as complete human beings.

  • Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 2:7; Genesis 2:21,22; Acts 17:26; 1 Corinthians 11:8

We believe that Adam and Eve were created in the image of God and were in a personal relationship with Him, but by voluntary transgression fell from that good, happy and holy state. As a consequence of Adam and Eve’s transgression, our world and its created ecologies are also fallen.

We believe that the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us the opportunity to receive God’s gift of eternal life.
  • Romans 8:20,21; Romans 5:18,19; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22

The Global Flood of Genesis: We take the view that the Great Flood recorded in Genesis was a worldwide, historical event. It was global in scale and in its impact on the earth.

  • Genesis 7 – 8

CRITICAL VIEWPOINT

The Bible is distinct from all other books because it is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, and although it is not a book of science, everything the Bible says about science is true.

  • For example, in Job 38:31, we are told that the constellation Pleiades (i.e., the star cluster known as Pleiades) is constrained, whereas the stars forming the belt of the constellation Orion are not. This truth was described in the oldest book of the Bible (i.e., the book of Job) long before these discoveries were made by modern astronomy and physics.