Perspectives on Creation
Teacher: Pastor James Weaver & Jim Stearns
Location: Main Building #161 (Enter South East Door)
“In the beginning God created…” With that emphatic statement the Bible begins. From that point on, everything in Scripture builds on the premise that God made everything from nothing by the power of His Word. Yet even among Christians, there is legitimate debate regarding the timeframe of this creative process. Was it six literal days as Genesis seems clearly to describe? Or do the days refer to periods of time over which God fashioned His creation, culminating in the formation of mankind for a personal relationship with God? Drawing from both theology and science, we’ll explore the reasoning behind these primary perspectives. While we won’t seek to settle the debate, we will gain insight to help us understand varying viewpoints so we can address the subject graciously and intelligently with believers and unbelievers alike.