The author attempts to explain what "creation ex nihilo" would mean to today's believer. This sovereign act of God means that believers are to worship him constantly as the Creator.
Did the Old Testament make use of imagery found in other ancient Near Eastern texts and portray creation as God’s victory over, and transformation of chaos. The article indicates that this understanding is often associated with the expression "tohu wabohu" (Hebr. in Gen. 1:2), translated as"formless and empty," and that many interpretations of Genesis 1:1-2 imply that this chaos existed before God began his work as Creator.
The themes of creation and redemption have always been of great importance in Christian theology. This essay wants to discuss the relationship and contrast between the old and new creation. A passage often used to contrast the old with the new is Galatians 3:28. This study seeks to determine how the two are related in this passage.
Was Adam a true historical human being, from whom all mankind descended? This question is posed as a result of scientific findings. Looking at Romans 5:12-19 and 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, the author answers this question by showing that failure to accept the historicity of Adam alters the biblical teaching on sin and salvation.
The work of creation is the work of the Triune God. This article explains the role of the each person of the Trinity in this respect.
Whatever viewpoint someone holds on the origins of this world involves religious belief. For evolution, man and his mind have become god. Those who believe God created all things lay hold of God's Word by faith. This article considers God's identity as creator, as well as how he created, and what purpose his creation has.
This article shows that the doctrine of creation should point us to God because God created all things for himself and his purpose.
Did science disprove the historicity of Adam? To answer the question of the historical Adam, one must look at the limits of science and of Scripture, which this article examines. It looks at the relationship between the historicity of Christ and that of Adam and the gospel.
Was Adam a true historical figure? To answer this question the article looks at the context of the biblical account on the creation of Adam. It concludes that if Adam was not a true historical figure then there is no need for a Saviour. It also means that the Bible cannot be trusted as a source of literal truth.
Evolution claims that one animal can evolve into a different kind of animal. In evaluating the claims of microevolution and macroevolution, the author shows that evolution is contrary to what the Bible teaches. Biblical teaching and the creation account show that plants and animals always reproduce after their kind.
Creation means that God spoke into existence things which were not before. This is totally different from evolution or the Big Bang theory. The fact that "God spoke, and it was" gives Christians comfort that God will always accomplish His good pleasure. Therefore creation is crucial to trusting God.
In the time between the early church and the Reformation, Genesis 1 and the creation account has been read in two different ways: literally or allegorically. The author discusses the influences behind an allegorical interpretation, and concludes that Christians should understand this text literally.
What was John Calvin and Martin Luther's stance on the age of the earth? This article shows that the reformers also believed that Genesis 1 and the creation account must be read literally. God created the earth in six days, which makes the earth around six thousand years old. The author laments the fact that some people read Genesis 1 allegorically.
This article contends for the historicity of Adam and Eve and the belief that Adam was the first person and the father of all. Denying the historicity of Adam is equal to denying the Christian account of sin and evil, a Christian understanding of God, and the rationale for the incarnation, cross and resurrection of Christ.
This article is about Genesis 1-3 and if we have to view Adam and paradise as a historical person and event. The article looks at salvation and historical facts, and the fall in sin and redemption. It also looks at the origin of sin from the viewpoint of evolution. The relation between Adam and Jesus Christ is also discussed.
Did God create in six days? This article gives four defenses of a creation in six days.
Chapter 1 gives a popular overview of the Christian view of creation.
This article is about Genesis 1:1, and also on its relation to Genesis 1:2.
This article reviews Nathan Aviezer's book In the Beginning: Biblical Creation and Science. The book focuses on the relationship between science and the biblical creation narratives.
This article discusses the concept of time in relation to the eternity of God and creation.
Should Christians believe in the existence of aliens? This article shows that the fact that God did not reveal anything to us on this topic means He did not deem it necessary for us to know. While arguing from science cannot disprove the existence of aliens, biblical evidence shows that the existence of aliens is highly unlikely.
In theology, the term "nature" has several distinct usages. Bauckham explains that he wishes to focus on the modern usage of the term, namely, as it refers to "the observable non-human world." He critiques such usage, explaining that it tends toward a focus on the natural environment of human life on "our" planet. Bauckham's concern is that a misleading distinction between "nature" and humanity can easily be supposed.
Quantum theory and the "new physics" provide a new framework within which we understand creation. This essay wants to give some basic understanding of the development and assumptions of quantum physics. The philosophy of science has also been influenced by the new theory of knowledge of quantum physics.
This article gives some scientific considerations that support the thesis of a young earth.