God created “the heavens and the earth” fully-formed and functioning in six days, 6,000 years ago, at around 4004 BC. The context of Genesis 1, as well as other places in Scripture, make it clear these days were ordinary, 24-hour days. God’s original creation was perfect, with no death or suffering.

Creation in Six Days

Did God create the whole universe, including the original plants, animals, and first two people (Adam and Eve) in six literal 24-hour days? Or did creation take place over millions of years? There is no biblical or scientific reason to be ashamed of believing in a recent six-day creation. God has spoken clearly and truthfully.

What is Biblical Creation and Why Is It Important?

Biblical creation is supernatural as opposed to some long naturalistic process. The Creator did not need matter, large amounts of time, energy, or anything else. Biblical creation is important, because it identifies God, man, and is the basis of the gospel. It explains death, suffering, and foreshadows Christ and His redemption!

Basic Assumptions of Creationism

Theories and models of the various creation disciplines are based on several presuppositions, each of which is diametrically opposed to evolutionary assumptions. Most fundamentally, biblical revelations are the key for understanding this world, and the Bible is the basic, irreplaceable source of information.

The Order of Creation Matters

Many Christians think that if we just take each of the days of creation as being figurative, we can harmonize the Bible with the big bang and a very old earth. But this only seems reasonable to those who pay insufficient attention to the order of events according to Genesis 1 and the order of events according to evolution theory.

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