Statement of Faith
We, CreationMinistry.org and the Board of Directors (Dr. Troy Lawrence, Dr. Claude Guerra, and Mr. Andy Meyer), accept, believe, and teach the following Statement of Faith regarding the principles of Theology:
The Holy Scriptures
That the Bible was written by God through the pen of men as they were moved under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16). Therefore, every jot and tittle of the original manuscripts are 100% perfect, inerrant, and infallible (Matthew 5:17-18). We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture, which affirms a literal six day creation, where everything was created in six rotations of the earth (Exodus 20:11) about 6,000 years ago (Gen 5, 11), and the global flood (Genesis 7-9).
That as God wrote His Word through the pen of humans, He used their individual personalities and styles of writing, those human writers composed the 66 books of the Bible given to us by and through the Holy Spirit represent the absolute and complete Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14).
We accept that, although there may be several applications of a certain verse, there is only one true interpretation. And that proper meaning is to be understood and known as one is enlightened by the Holy Spirit as they diligently apply the literal, grammatical-historical method of interpretation (1 Corinthians 2:7-16). And although the opinions of scientists may be against Scripture, that the proper interpretation will always be supported with science, as much as science is able to comprehend through advancements the majesty of holy Scripture.
There is but one living and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4), an infinite, perfect in all attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)—each deserving equal worship and obedience.
God The Father
That God the Father is the first person of the Trinity, He is Co-Creator of all things, is an omnipotent Spirit (John 4:24), and He has never been seen by man (John 1:18) because He is invisible (Colossians 1:15).
God The Son
We affirm that Jesus the Christ, the second person of the Trinity, He is Co-Creator of all things (Colossians 1:16), coeternal with the Father and Holy Spirit (John 10:30, John 8:56-58), and all appearances of God throughout the Bible were exclusively God the Son—Jesus (Colossians 1:15, 1 John 4:12). Therefore, one may find many records of Jesus appearing to humans frequently in the Old Testament (Genesis 3:8, 18:1-8, 32:24-30). That Jesus shed His immortal flesh and divine prerogatives of deity to be born of the virgin Mary (Matt 1:23, 25), and that He was 100% mortal human and still 100% God in divine essence (John 1:1-14).
We accept that Jesus the Christ will return to receive the church, judge the ungodly, and set up His millennial kingdom on earth (Revelation).
God The Holy Spirit
We accept that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, eternal, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity, including intellect (1 Cor 2:10-13), emotions (Eph 4:30), will (1 Cor 12:11), omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10), omniscience (Is 40:13,14), omnipotent (Rom 15:13), and truthfulness (John 16:13).
We accept that the Holy Spirit is the sovereign agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers in the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13). The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers us for service, and seals us unto the day of redemption (Rom 8:9-11, 2 Cor 3:6, Eph 1:13).
We teach that angels are created beings (Colossians 1:16, Ezekiel 28:13,15) in the image of God (Gen 6:2, Job 38:7). Although they currently have a higher order than man, they are not to be worshiped but are fellow servants and worshipers of God (Rev 19:10, Col 2:18, Heb 2:6,7).
Fallen Angels (Demons)
We teach that Lucifer was once a high ranking angel (Ezekiel 28:13-15), but he sinned and became Satan (Isaiah 14:12-17) the author of sin, a murderer, and the father of lies (John 8:44). That he stole the kingdom of this earth from Adam and Eve by deceiving Eve with his lies as he possessed the snake in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:1-5), and became the ruler of this world (2 Cor 4:4, John 12:31). And that he deceived 1/3 of all angels to follow him (Rev 12:4).
We teach that Adam and Eve were made in the image and likeness of God on the sixth day of creation (Gen 1:26,27). That they were created fully mature, complete, free of sin, perfect, intelligent, and with free will (Gen 2:7-25). And with their free will they believed the deceit of Satan, was tempted, and was carried away and enticed by their own lust (James 1:14), and sinned. And since the wage of sin is death (Romans 6:23), then they needed an innocent life to atone for their sin because the law has always been an eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, and life for a life (Deut 19:21). And since they murdered their own spirit, their life was required. But God is loving and merciful, and He sacrificed an animal (Gen 3:21) as a foreshadow of the cross ~4,000 years later (Col 2:16,17). We teach that through one man sin entered into the world, and death because of sin, and death spread to all men because all sinned (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23).
Salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus the Christ, the merit of His atoning shed blood, and not on the basis of human works, no matter how meritorious those works appear in our fallen eyes (Ephesians 1:4-11). As the Father draws us to Himself (John 6:44) and we confess with our mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved (Romans 10:9) by grace alone, faith alone, and not of our works (Ephesians 2:8). We believe that this doesn’t give us license to sin so that grace may abound, certainly not (Romans 6:1), but our works authenticate our faith and converted heart, for faith without works is dead (James 2:14-26).
We accept and teach that election for salvation is the act of God, established before the foundation of the world, He chose in Christ those whom He graciously imputed righteousness, saves, and sanctifies (Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 1:4). And that sovereign election does not conflict with our free will or negate our responsibility to repent and trust Jesus as Lord and Savior (Jeremiah 18:5-10).