95 Theses

  1. Scripture plainly teaches that God created human beings ex nihilo as complete male and female in His image.
  2. To teach or to implicitly endorse by lack of teaching any creation account of human beings other than creation by God ex nihilo violates the teaching of scripture.
  3. Creation of humans male and female according to the Biblical account is true history.
  4. Jesus Christ believed and taught that humans were created male and female according the Biblical account.
  5. Nothing in scripture makes sense except in the light of creation.
  6. Redemption of human beings on earth makes no sense except in the light of creation by God.
  7. Jesus’ death and resurrection make no sense except in the light of creation.
  8. There is no need of a Gospel message if human beings are the result of naturalistic processes; materialistic nature knows no good and evil.
  9. Biblical creation is integral to the entire arc of the Biblical narrative; without creation of male and female by God ex nihilo no other Biblical doctrine is coherently meaningful.
  10. Church leaders abdicate their responsibility to lead when they fail to uphold the teaching of Biblical creation.
  11. Church leaders have for years abdicated their responsibility as ministers of God’s kingdom by being equivocal in their understanding and teaching on creation.
  12. Church leaders must take responsibility for honoring God by unequivocally teaching creation according the the Genesis account in scripture.
  13. Failure to teach and show the truth of the Genesis account of creation results in persons leaving the faith.
  14. Church leaders who explicitly teach or implicitly accept naturalistic explanations (with our without God’s supposed involvement) for human existence do not honor God or his Word.
  15. Naturalistic explanations fail to explain the origin or existence of human beings.
  16. Natural selection can be shown to be completely irrelevant to the successful creation and existence of new life forms by evolutionary processes.
  17. Naturalistic explanations such as mainstream theories of evolution relying on natural selection can be shown to be incapable of explaining the origin of human beings.
  18. Naturalistic explanations cannot explain the origin of human beings, and therefore they are not made believable by adding divine intervention.
  19. Attempts to harmonize naturalistic evolutionary theories with Biblically clear creative acts of God dishonor God.
  20. Attempts to harmonize naturalistic evolutionary theories seek to combine a naturalistic science in no need of God with a creative God in no need of naturalistic processes.
  21. In light of modern science church leaders are without excuse in not opposing all naturalistic evolutionary theories.
  22. In light of modern science church leaders must be bold in opposing any naturalistic explanations that cannot explain human existence.
  23. When human beings die they immediately become Biblical creationists.
  24. Church leaders should seek to make people Biblical creationists before they die.
  25. Church leaders will be held accountable for those in their care who become Biblical creationists only after they die.
  26. Church leaders will be held accountable for those in their care who leave the faith because of a belief in naturalistic evolutionary processes.
  27. Many people misled by naturalistic explanations for human beings dismiss the entire faith.
  28. Naturalistic explanations for human beings can be shown to be the key idea undermining belief in a creative God for many people.
  29. Belief in naturalistic evolutionary processes for explaining human origins does not lead to a recognition of a need for a savior.
  30. People who believe in naturalistic evolutionary processes are deceived, possibly beyond hope.
  31. A true account of the Gospel requires a true belief in the creation of humans according to the Biblical account.
  32. Church leaders should teach that naturalistic human origin stories cannot supply what is true with the Biblical account of humans, including intrinsic human worth, dignity, and eternal being.
  33. Church leaders cannot coherently hold beliefs in naturalistic evolutionary theories and a belief in the Biblical account of creation at the same time.
  34. Church leaders should never teach or imply any truth to false evolutionary theories for the origin of human beings lest people needlessly lose their fear of God.
  35. It is blasphemy to teach that human beings evolved from something that was not a human being.
  36. If human beings evolved from something that was not a human being then human beings are not made in the image of God.
  37. There is no natural process that can change a thing in nature into an image of God.
  38. Church leaders should celebrate human origins as encompassing the creation of human beings in the image of God.
  39. The main treasure of the church should be the Gospel and the grace of God, neither of which have any meaning if evolution is true.
  40. The Gospel is not advanced if evolution is presumed to be a legitimate explanation of human origins in church teaching.
  41. The grace of God has no meaning or importance if evolution is presumed to be a legitimate explanation of human origins in church teaching.
  42. A naturally produce living being, if such could exist, would have no need of salvation.
  43. A naturally produced living being, if such could exist, would owe no allegiance either in fact or in conscience to a creator.
  44. A naturally produced being, if such exists, has no necessary sovereign over it.
  45. What good is done to the church when the Biblical account of creation is denied, either explicitly or implicitly by omission?
  46. Life has no material, purely natural explanation.
  47. There is no known natural cause of a first life form.
  48. Church leaders must affirm that natural selection can create nothing new.
  49. Church leaders must affirm that natural selection can, if anything, only preserve already-created living things.
  50. Church leaders must recognize that a practice of science that by definition limits explanations of human origins to natural processes does so by adopting as necessary the philosophical assumption of naturalism being true.
  51. Naturalism as a philosophy of nature is contrary to scripture.
  52. The God of the Bible created ex nihilo and His creation needs no natural causative explanations consistent with the philosophy of naturalism.
  53. The God of the Bible created humans, male and female, in His image for His glory.
  54. A person who rejects God’s creation of human beings ex nihilo rejects God’s authority.
  55. Church leaders should seek to prevent persons from rejecting God’s creation of human beings ex nihilo.
  56. A person who believes human beings were created by natural, unguided, purposeless process of evolution rejects God’s authority.
  57. Church leaders should seek to prevent persons from believing false teachings that they were created by natural, unguided, and purposeless processes.
  58. Church leaders should be teach that evolutionary processes fail to explain the creation of new beneficial features of life by the process of error-laden reproduction of genetic codes.
  59. Church leaders should teach that human beings are divine image-bearers with a responsibility to honor their creator.
  60. Those who forbid scientific explanations for the creation of human beings by God based on rational inferences of design in nature do not please God.
  61. Those who fail to teach without reservation that human beings are the sole product of creation ex nihilo by the God of the Bible do not please God.
  62. Those who base their explanations for the creation of human beings on their belief that God is a delusion and/or dangerous are enemies of God.
  63. Human beings have no reason to believe they were created by natural processes and every reason to believe that they are special creations of God.
  64. Christians and Jews should be unified in their insistence that God created ex nihilo as recorded in the Bible.
  65. Clergy, priests, rabbi’s and others of the professional clergy dishonor God when they deny—actively or passively—God’s special creation of human beings ex nihilo.
  66. Bible-believers must not be mislead or confused on the subject of their existence.
  67. God’s people on earth must not be equivocal on the subject of the origins of their existence.
  68. God’s people on earth must love those who dishonor God by believing they are purposeless creations of nature.
  69. Church leaders have a first obligation to those they lead in the faith to ensure they know they are not purposeless creati0ns of nature.
  70. God’s people on earth must love those who hold an animosity toward God as a basis for teaching that humans are a purposeless creation of nature.
  71. Church leaders have a first obligation to those they lead in the faith to ensure they hold no animosity toward God as regards creation.
  72. Jesus believed the creation account of Genesis to be true history.
  73. The apostles believed the creation account of Genesis to be true history.
  74. God’s creative act ex nihilo of all creation is affirmed in and throughout all of scripture.
  75. If the church discards its unique revelation of special creation of humans by God, as recorded in Genesis, the church loses the basis for the faith once delivered.
  76. If the church neglects its unique revelation of special creation of humans by God, as recorded in Genesis, the church risks losing any persuasion to saving faith.
  77. The evolutionary requirement of purposeless, natural development of human beings is antithetical to scripture.
  78. The evolutionary requirement of purposeless, natural development of human beings renders the Gospel useless.
  79. The evolutionary requirement of purposeless, natural development of human beings affords no intrinsic dignity or worth to any human being.
  80. There is no inherent human purpose in a purposeless, purely material universe.
  81. There is no inherent human dignity in a purposeless universe.
  82. There is no intrinsically sovereign being in a purposeless universe.
  83. There is no objective right and wrong in a purposeless universe.
  84. Caring in human beings derives from a recognition of perceived right and wrong.
  85. Caring in human beings derives meaning only if there are objective things that ought to be and other things that ought not to be.
  86. Caring in human beings requires an objective moral standard.
  87. An objective moral standard requires a moral standard giver.
  88. An objective moral standard is objective as to human beings only if it derives outside of human experience; that is, it transcends nature.
  89. God is the necessary uncaused cause of all creation.
  90. By Jesus Christ all things were created and they were created for Him.
  91. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth.
  92. God’s truth as revealed in scripture is not changed by what anyone thinks about it.
  93. God does not change.
  94. We must bow down before the Lord our Maker.
  95. Give God His glory.