Creation – God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) literally created the heavens and the earth in the space of six days, by the Word of His power, no more than 10,000 years ago. The universe and all things in it were created in motion, that is, in full development, as even Adam was created as an adult male. Consequently, God created not only all the stars at once, but also that their light, though millions of light years away, should be seen throughout the expanse of the universe. The solar system to the ameba have been created in a concurrent symbiotic relationship, with all of the rest of creation, as an orchestra begun in the midst of its performance, for the sake of displaying God’s immense power and interrelated design.
Animals and all forms of life have been created for the benefit of mankind, but God’s intention is for mankind to act as a wise steward over what God has provided, with regard for the welfare of beasts and for the continuance of the beauty and goodness that God created. There is absolutely no life anywhere else in the entire universe but on earth, as demonstrated in the creation narrative, in which the earth was created first and on the fourth day God created the sun, moon, and stars.
Men and women are equal image bearers before God and have been given by God specific roles for the marriage relationship that are designed to promote their own unique personal fulfilment, growth, and happiness. God has appointed to the husband the role of principal provider, protector, and leader, as one who is to selflessly love his wife, and to the wife, the role of a help mate, being submissive to her husband, as a nurturer of children and a keeper of the home. As far as God’s intention, the pattern of the roles apply to any social setting external to the immediate family context. In other words, roles are to be uniform throughout the created order and not just limited to the family circle. Consequently, the Word of God implies that it is a shame when women rule [Isaiah 3:12]. Many women are most certainly more capable than many men, but ability and equality are not the issue. Rather, God’s creational purpose for the different sexes to have differing roles is the governing issue.
Marriage is a gift created by God, between a man and a woman, for the purpose of procreation within the bonds of a commitment of love that is to be recognised by society. It is to be until death, but divorce is permitted if deemed necessary because of sexual infidelity [Matt. 19:9] or in the event that an unbeliever wishes to depart from a believer because the believer follows Christ [1 Cor. 7:15]. Christians are only to marry other Christians [1 Cor. 7:39].
Denial of the Biblical Account of Creation Will Necessarily Lead to the Wrath of God
The following passage has its immediate relevance to the sin of idolatry, but if one has a careful study of the passage one can easily observe the close parallelism with the error of Evolution. The error of Evolution is an idolatrous teaching intended to replace the Biblical account of Creation. When men and women believe that our life is owed to an impersonal process of development from other mortal life forms instead of being made in the image of an almighty God, then this is to ‘exchange the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures’.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
A Right Understanding of the Doctrine of Creation Will Guard Against Doctrines of Demons
1 Timothy 4:1-5
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer. [see also: Rom. 14:16,17; 1 Cor. 10:25,26; Col. 2:16-23]