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We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God and are inerrant in the original writings. Recognizing that God is effective in his communication to man through the Scriptures, we use a grammatical/historical interpretation of the Bible. God also reveals himself through His creation and commands us to understand his creation and to serve and keep it for His glory. Because our rational abilities are finite and we are affected by sin, we must be careful that our interpretation of natural revelation is consistent with His inspired and written revelation, the Scriptures. Having taken this position on God's revelation we believe that the universe, solar system, earth, and life were all created recently by an omnipotent, omniscient God during six literal 24 hour days, as described in Genesis Chapters 1 and 2, and as referred to in other Biblical passages.

Our approach to science and origins is based on the presupposition that our highest and ultimate authority is the unchanging Word of God. We do not base our position of origins on our current understanding of the theories of science and mathematics which are subject to change. On the other hand we do not want to minimize the importance of scientific laws, such as the laws of motion, laws of thermodynamics, laws of genetics, laws of probability and statistics, law of cause and effect, etc. We feel these laws are well established and strongly support our theological position concerning origins. Studying these laws provides us with an understanding of how God has worked in His creation and allows us to be better stewards of that creation. We also feel that God can use an understanding of origins in the light of scientific laws to prepare an individual to accept by faith the claims of Christ and the Scriptures.

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