(Ge 1:1) “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
We believe God created the complete world in 6 literal days and rested on the 7th day.
God spoke the land and seas into being and created vegetation, fish, fowl, animal, and human life.
God designed each species to reproduce like species. (apple trees reproduce apple trees; trout reproduce trout; eagles reproduce eagles; monkeys reproduce monkeys; and humans reproduce humans
Creation, in its original form, was perfect (no disease, death, thorns, or predators)
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Ge 1:31)
(Ge 1:26) “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
We believe God created mankind in a unique way and for a unique purpose.
God formed the first man, Adam, out of the dust of the earth and breathed life into him.
God created the first woman, Eve, from a rib taken from Adam
Man was created in the image of God
Man was created with intellect, emotion, and freewill like God
Man was created with the capacity to have a personal relationship with God
God ordained the institution of marriage when He joined Adam and Eve as husband and wife
He intended marriage to be 1 man and 1 woman becoming 1flesh for life
He intended marriage and the home to be the God-ordained means for pro-creation
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Ge 2:24)
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Ge 1:28)