FAITH STATEMENT

WE BELIEVE in the triune God: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, sufficient for perfection and all good works, and that all of its assertions are historically and scientifically true in the original autographs; this means that the account of origins in Genesis is a factual presentation of actual historical truths.

WE BELIEVE that the final guide to the interpretation of Scripture is Scripture itself.

WE BELIEVE that the doctrines of the Creator and the Creation are foundational to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE that although the scientific aspects of Creation are important in countering the pernicious effects of materialism/evolutionism, they are secondary in importance to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as Sovereign, Creator, Redeemer and Judge.

WE BELIEVE that a Biblical worldview is an essential foundation for interpretation of scientific facts and is the only worldview that will lead to true advances in our understanding of all aspects of Creation.

WE BELIEVE that the origin of matter and all basic types of living things, including man, came about through direct creative acts of God during the six-day creation week described in Genesis.

WE BELIEVE the biological changes that have occurred since the creation week reflect both the genetic potential of the original kinds and mutational deterioration. These biological changes have occurred only within the created kinds, many of which have been caused by or accompanied by a loss of information encoded in the DNA of each kind.

WE BELIEVE that the great flood described in Genesis, commonly referred to as the Noachian Flood, was an historic event, worldwide in extent and effect.

WE BELIEVE and accept the account of the special creation of Adam and Eve as the first man and woman. Their subsequent fall into sin, by disobedience of God's direct command, is the basis for our belief in the necessity of a Savior for all mankind.

THEREFORE, WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is our only Savior and that personal faith in Him is necessary for the gift of salvation and that the resultant loving submission to Him and His precepts as Lord of our lives, is a sign of our faith.

General Beliefs

No apparent, perceived, or claimed interpretation of evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record.

The days in Genesis do not correspond to geologic ages, but are six [6] consecutive twenty-four [24] hour days of Creation. Therefore, the earth is a young earth, perhaps about 6000 years old.

The various original life-forms (kinds), including mankind, were made by direct creative acts of God. The living descendants of any of the original kinds (apart from man) may represent more than one species today, reflecting the genetic potential within the original kind. Only limited biological changes (including mutational deterioration) have occurred naturally within each kind since Creation.

We are opposed to the one-sided presentation of evolutionary views in public schools, colleges, and the news media. One of the basic functions of the Museum is to disseminate the abundance of scientific evidence in support of the Biblical account of creation and young earth history.