Why Does Creation Matter?

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What Is Biblical Creation?

Creation was by the direct action of the Creator as opposed to some naturalistic process. Creation took place in the beginning and was finished and complete. Creation was not spread out over a major portion of the supposed evolutionary vast time history of the universe. Creation was by the word of the Creator.

Biblical Creation Divisive?

Believers can agree on one thing: our unity should be centered in Christ. We all desire unity; the question, however, is what kind of “unity” Christ really desires, and whether the foundational truth in Genesis is essential for Christian unity.

Does Young-Earth Creation Matter?

If Christians doubt what at first appears to be insignificant details of Scripture, then others may begin to look at the whole Bible differently, eventually doubting the central tenets of the Christian faith, namely the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Thus the historicity of Scripture is quite important.

Is the Gospel All That Matters?

Ultimately, the controversy about the age of the earth is a controversy about the authority of Scripture. If millions of years really happened, then the Bible is false and cannot speak with authority on any issue, even the Gospel.

Articles About Why Does Creation Matter?

  • March 11, 2015 from Answers Magazine

    When Moses turned aside to see the burning bush, he was stepping onto holy ground. Yet the Bible teaches us that all ground is holy ground.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Turning the Gospel Right-Side-Up
    Dec. 26, 2012 from Answers Magazine

    Our gospel presentation is upside-down. We need to start with Genesis.

  • Feedback Article
    Bully for Us?
    March 23, 2012 from Feedback

    Does AiG engage in bullying when we call out biblical compromise? Are we using ad hominem attacks? Mark Looy, AiG–U.S., explains.

  • July 1, 2011 from Answers Magazine

    Raising questions about Christian colleges’ views on creation and the Flood sparks condemnations of “divisiveness” and calls for “unity.”

  • Uncompromising Stand on God’s Word
    Aug. 30, 2010 from Letter from Ken

    AiG is paying a price for its uncompromising stand on God’s Word.

  • Response from Huffington Post Blogger
    April 24, 2010

    A few weeks back, we responded to a Huffington Post blog entry by Clergy Letter Project founder Michael Zimmerman. He recently fired back.

  • The State of the Nation
    March 8, 2010

    The United States has massive economic and other problems. But the greatest problem in the country—one that underlies America’s present difficulties—is a spiritual one.

  • No Religion Rising
    Sept. 26, 2009 from News to Know

    More and more Americans don’t identify with any religion. Are we to blame?

  • Why Recent Creation?
    June 16, 2009

    A recent creation is more than just a point of debate; it’s a barometer for where people place their trust. But what does recent creation really mean?

  • Palin's Religious Beliefs Remain Big Target In Political Campaign
    Oct. 4, 2008

    From lengthy articles to Saturday Night Live sketches on late-night television, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is under fire—and her origins beliefs and religious faith remain the biggest targets.

  • Discernment Lacking
    June 16, 2008 from Answers Update

    There is a great need in the church to train Christians to be more discerning about biblical truths—and not let those who espouse naturalistic science prompt them to reinterpret Genesis.

  • Feedback Article
    Are We Wasting Our Time?
    Feb. 29, 2008 from Feedback

    During a moment of personal tragedy, a grieving mother asks if the age of the earth is important to spreading the gospel. Dr. Terry Mortenson, AiG–U.S., responds.

  • Magazine Article
    Willingly Ignorant
    Sept. 18, 2007 from Answers Magazine

    In his May speech, Brody's subject of choice was scientific ignorance, which he associated with creationism.

  • The evolutionists’ survey says ...
    June 29, 2007

    A recent poll by DefCon unwittingly shows the need for ministries like AiG to uphold the authority of scripture.

  • I Am Ashamed ...
    Jan. 1, 2007 from Answers Update

    "I just finished watching “Millions of Years: Where Did the Idea Come From?” for the second time in as many days. Dr. Mortenson nearly brought us both [the wife, too] to tears..."

  • Building a Biblical Worldview in a Fallen World
    Dec. 18, 2006

    Clearly, we must also be willing to boldly declare that the book of Genesis is the foundation for all biblical doctrine and truth.

  • Feedback Article
    What is Biblical Creation and Why Is it Important?
    Aug. 4, 2006 from Feedback

    Biblical creation is supernatural. In plain language it was a miracle. Creation was by direct acts of the Creator as opposed to some naturalistic process.

  • Two Different Homes, Two Different Outcomes
    July 31, 2006

    I couldn’t help comparing my father’s legacy to that of another man who left one of a totally different sort.

  • “Endowed by their CREATOR”
    July 4, 2006

    For those who wish to remove any mention of the Creator from American public life, the Declaration of Independence can be an embarrassing document.

  • Evolution vs. Creation: The Order of Events Matters!
    April 4, 2006

    The order of events of creation recorded in Genesis 1 contradicts (at very many points) the order of events according to the evolution story.

  • The Battle for Souls
    Dec. 30, 2005

    The good news is that Bible-based creation ministry is making a phenomenal impact both on the church and on the culture as well.

  • A Growing Grassroots Movement
    June 18, 2005

    When I saw a cartoon in the Cincinnati Enquirer (below), it made me realize even more that the secular humanists are really scared by what's happening in society.

  • Modern-Day Philistines
    June 1, 2005 from Answers Update

    Creation ministries like AiG are fighting the "Philistines" of our day.

  • Day by Day
    May 3, 2005

    Last November, AiG–USA held a major conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s large downtown Convention Center.

  • That Was Then; This Is Now
    Nov. 3, 2004

    The truth is that a proper understanding of creation and the other historical accounts outlined in the book of Genesis are foundational to the entire body of Christian doctrine.

  • ‘Not Just Another Movement’
    Nov. 1, 2004 from Answers Update

    AiG is not just another movement—it’s not just another organization to teach aspects of Scripture—but a movement to engage the culture and the church to return to the Word of God.

  • What Happened?
    Oct. 1, 2004 from Answers Update

    Twenty-five years ago I was telling the church how important it was to understand the ‘discontinuity’ that occurred in the world because of sin.

  • The Battle for Creation in Our “Conservative” Seminaries
    Sept. 27, 2004

    Why do so many in the church reject the plain teaching of Genesis? One significant reason is that so many seminary professors don’t really believe Genesis either.

  • Feedback Article
    Christians ‘Watered Down’ by Clergy
    Aug. 27, 2004 from Feedback

    I have spoken to a number of clergy and most believe in OEC but cannot or will not defend their position, stating that it is a ‘peripheral issue’. No wonder I took that stance from way back!

  • From Frog to Prince?
    Aug. 9, 2004

    According to Englishman Philip Bell, it seems that evolutionists believe in miracles even more so than Christians do.

  • Feedback Article
    Refuting Compromise—‘The Moral of the Story’
    July 16, 2004 from Feedback

    This pastor doesn't take a stand on the authority of the Bible, now his son believes in evolution. What will his son's son believe? Or not believe?

  • Ken Ham / Ronald Thwaites Debate
    July 3, 2002

    Read the transcript of a debate between Ken Ham and Ronald Thwaites, a “well-known Roman Catholic deacon and member of Parliament.”

  • Magazine Article
    Rape and evolution
    Sept. 1, 2001, pp. 50–53

    It's not often that we ask to reproduce an article that has already appeared elsewhere, but this one is exceptional.

  • Feedback Article
    ‘Right to the Point!’
    May 20, 2001 from Feedback

    This week’s positive feedback is from Paul Riley of New South Wales, Australia.

  • December 1998 Newsletter
    Dec. 5, 1998

    Over the years, I have heard many Christians argue that a ministry like Answers in Genesis is not that important because Creation is only a “secondary” doctrine.

  • A Young Earth—It’s Not the Issue!
    Jan. 23, 1998

    I have found that in both Christian and secular worlds, those of us who are involved in the creation movement are characterized as ‘young Earthers.’

  • Magazine Article
    Demolishing ‘Straw Men’
    Sept. 1, 1997, pp. 13–15

    Setting up ‘straw men’ is a powerful way to destroy the credibility of those with whom you disagree. Humanists are experts at doing this when opposing Christians.

  • Magazine Article
    Recycled Humans
    Sept. 1, 1996, pp. 37–38

    Certainly we have a body, and that body returns to the earth when we die. But this is not all we are, for we have been made in the image of a personal God who is spirit.

  • Magazine Article
    The Necessity for Believing in Six Literal Days
    Dec. 1, 1995, pp. 38–41

    It is vital to believe in six literal days for many reasons. The foremost reason is that allowing these days to be long periods of time undermines the foundations of the message of the Cross.

  • Magazine Article
    It’s a ‘Hard Knocks’ Life
    June 1, 1991, pp. 37–38

    Why do some just ‘throw in the towel’, and in the process throw their lives away? Can it be that an unquestioning acceptance of the theory of evolution has brought with it overwhelming despair?

  • Magazine Article
    Recent Creation is a Vital Doctrine
    Sept. 1, 1990, pp. 42–45

    There is no aspect of creationism which is under greater attack by evolutionists than the biblical doctrine of recent creation.

  • Magazine Article
    The Gospel—Evidence for Creation
    Dec. 1, 1988, pp. 40–41

    What Biblical evidence for creation can be presented to a Christian who doesn’t accept Genesis?

  • Magazine Article
    Twelve Tent Pegs for Creation
    June 1, 1988, pp. 47–49

    The doctrine of a six-day creation of the universe is stated in three crystal-clear passages, which may be likened to the ridge-poles and support poles of a marquee.

  • Book Chapter
    Crumbling Foundations
    July 1, 1987 from The Lie: Evolution

    Evolution has been popularized and presented as scientific truth, and many Christians have added evolutionary belief to their biblical belief in God as Creator.

  • Magazine Article
    Who Said It: A Thinking Christian
    May 1, 1984, pp. 33–34

    ‘I am a professor of Biology at an Australian University.’ I was brought up in a home which wasn’t strongly religious at all, but we went to the C. of E. in a sort of formal way....

  • Magazine Article
    The Relevance of Creation
    Nov. 1, 1983, pp. 18–19

    Most people have the wrong idea of what the creation/evolution question is all about. They don’t understand the real issues involved and think that evolution is a scientific theory.

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