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Creation

This study is part of a series looking at foundational things we believe as Christians. Taught by Sim Forder, one of our pastors, at our Sunday evening service on the 1st May 2022. You can watch or listen on this web page or save the audio for later listening.

Series overview: Things we believe

This series takes a look at things we believe as Christians, in particular 7 things that are foundational to our faith. While there may be room to disagree on some smaller topics in life that the Bible speaks little about, that’s not the case here – for these beliefs, these doctrines, are not found in just a single verse of the Bible, but rather are spoken of in many places:

  • Creation
  • Infallibility (of the Bible)
  • Incarnation (God with us)
  • Resurrection
  • Baptism
  • Salvation
  • Jesus’ return

Overview of this study

Simply put, we believe that God created the world in 6 days. That puts us completely at odds with the popular theory that nothing exploded into everything, and that it randomly produced all life – that is, the big bang theory, and theory of evolution.

So, do Christians believe in Creation in spite of the science? No. Not at all. In fact, it could be argued the other way round – that rather it is those who believe in random chance producing all we see who are the ones that believe in spite of the evidence. For at it’s core, science is knowledge – that’s what the word means. It’s based on what we can observe in the world around us. And overwhelmingly, creation points to a creator.

But let’s start with a necessary question for us as Christians. Is it important? That is, does it matter what happened? Does it matter what we believe about how the world got here? Or how life started?

The simple answer? Yes. Yes it does. This study takes a look at why.

Application questions

  • Do we honour God as our creator?
  • Have we compromised our trust in the Bible?
  • Are we doing what we should in building our own or other’s faith in this area?

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