Creation

We teach that the first eleven chapters of Genesis are the literal history of the early Earth (Matthew 19:424:37).

We teach that this material universe is the result of a sequence of unique creative acts of God the Son, accomplished with the aid of God the Holy Spirit and directed by God the Father (Genesis 1:12Colossians 1:16).  We believe these creative acts were ex nihilo, completed by the mere spoken commands of God (2 Peter 3:5).  We further believe that these creative acts were accomplished in six literal twenty-four hour days (Exodus 20:11).  Therefore we hold to a young earth view supported by the genealogies and other time information provided in the Word of God.  We also believe that the material universe was created in total perfection (Genesis 1:31) but subsequently was sentenced to a slow decay and eventual destruction by the Curse (binding), which was part of the penalty for the disobedience of the parents of all mankind, Adam and Eve, whom we view as real, literal people, created on the sixth day of Creation (Genesis 1:272:7–3:19). We reject all concepts of a pre-Adamic race.  We believe that the biblical Noahic Flood (Genesis 6–8) was a real, year-long global event, the result of the judgment of God on the hopelessly rebellious descendants of Adam and Eve (Genesis 6:5I Peter 3:6), and resulted in much of the present geology of the Earth, including most of the fossil graveyards of myriads of plants and animals then living.  We believe that only eight human souls, Noah and his family, survived the Flood (Genesis 7:13 and8:18) and that all mankind now living are descended from this family, dispersed over the face of the Earth by the confusion of tongues described in Genesis 11.

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