Have we originated from natural or supernatural means? Was that origin something gradual or a sudden event? Where we come from has much to do with where we are going. That is why the origins issue is so important: Are we the result of naturalistic processes occurring over millions of years or the creation of God in just six days? Or is the solution something in-between: Did God use evolution to create us and the world?

Here is a sampling of how various worldviews look at origins, in alphabetical order:

Biblical Creation: A personal, all-powerful God created heaven, earth, life, and man in six days, as recorded in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. All life was created already in their general kinds, and a man and a woman were created and put in a garden called Eden. They sinned against God, so God cast them out of the perfect garden and cursed the earth. Pain and death entered. Man’s descendants followed this first error. So God judged them in a world-wide flood, saving only Noah and his family. All mankind is descendant from Noah. Just as God once created and judged the world of long ago, so He will again judge this world and recreate it anew as described in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.

Evolution: Naturalistic processes such as natural selection, or “survival of the fittest,” slowly brought changes in animal and plant populations that increased complexity of life forms. The fossil record contains the story of this gradual yet dramatic change. Originally life must have formed from non-life in a prehistoric liquid environment. Vast amounts of time allowed vast changes to slowly occur in the earth and in life. The earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old, and the universe even older. A “Big Bang” brought the universe worth, without input from a Creator.

New Age Evolution and Eastern Philosophy: Instead of purely naturalistic processes, the Cosmic Force or Divine within all things moved through evolution in creating the world. The Hindu worldview sees man as very ancient, evolving and creating civilizations during the time of the dinosaurs and beyond. In the New Age worldview, man is evolving into ever-higher planes of existence until he reaches divinity. When enough of mankind has reached godhood, a “new age” will arrive, bringing peace and enlightenment.

Theistic Evolution: God used evolutionary processes to create earth, the universe, life, and mankind. This is a middle ground between traditional interpretations of the Bible and the consensus of scientists of the modern era. The beginning chapters of the Bible are allegorical, with the six days in Genesis representing long ages of evolutionary activity. Another view holds that the billions of years of earth and life development occurred in the “gap” between Genesis verse 1 and 2, where the earth is still unformed and void. Either way, the Bible and science are made compatible.

We could list more worldviews, but the patterns are becoming clear. Two main differences exist: (1) either God or natural forces created the universe and life, and (2) that mode of creating was either through evolution (gradual macro-changes) or creation (sudden existence in present form). We are of the view that God created everything essentially as it appears today, so we see Biblical Creation is the best explanation for our origins. Thus, the articles in the science section of this site are composed to prove two things: That God exists and that creation was His method of making, as described in the Bible. When the evidence from complex biological design, the rapid burial of fossils, and the catastrophe inherent in the makeup of the mountains is seen and analyzed for what it records for all to see, the science of Biblical Creation proves more compellingly true than any form of evolution.

“For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day” Exodus 20:11