Core Value 10: Creation

God is the sovereign creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1–2:3; Hebrews 11:3).

  • Therefore we affirm that the account of creation in Genesis is a record of historical events, that God created everything out of nothing, after its own kind, and that man was specially created in the image of God.
  • We deny the philosophy of evolutionism in all its various expressions.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. Why is “evolutionism” called a philosophy here?
  2. What are some of its “various expressions”?
  3. How do the following elements of the affirmation contradict evolution and affirm a biblical worldview (“philosophy”)?
  • Genesis 1–2 are historical events.
  • God created out of nothing.
  • Creatures were made after their own kind.
  • Man was created in God’s image.

THE CORE VALUES OF SOLA 5