June 30, 2009

My Doctrinal Statement 2

3. Creation: God created everything by His own Word and power (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:2-3,10; 11:3; 2 Peter 3:5; Revelation 4:11). God Himself is the only non-created, self-existent Being. He created all things by His own will and for His own glory, each Person of the Trinity having a role in creation (Isaiah 40:28; Romans 1:20; Malachi 2:10; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Psalm 104:30). We believe in a literal 6-day Creation account found in the first chapter of the Bible, which is also backed up by God's own words concerning the origin of the Sabbath day in the Ten Commandments (Genesis 1; Exodus 20:11). We do not believe it was too difficult for God to create everything in 6 days, neither do we believe it will be hard for Him to quickly destroy everything and create all things new again in the age to come (Revelation 21:1; Isaiah 65:17; 66:22; Hebrews 2:5; 2 Peter 3:13).

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