Let’s Confess Creation Again
“Behold, only this I have found: that God made man upright, but they sought out many perversions.”
In the Moments of Creation program above, I watched The Westminster Confession of Faith and showed that the statement in chapter 4 of section I is very clear about the need to believe that God created the world in six literal 24-hour days. . The same statement also appears in chapter 4 of section I of The London Baptist Confession of 1689.
Chapter 4 §II of CBL of 1689 says:
After God had created all other creatures, He created man, male and female, with rational and immortal souls, making them fit for the life with God for which they were created; being made in the image of God, in knowledge, justice and holiness of the truth; having the law of God written in their hearts, and the power to fulfill it and, nevertheless, with the possibility of transgressing it, by having been left to the freedom of their own will, which was mutable.
A very similar statement, with slightly different wording, appears in The Westminster Confession.
It should be remembered that these statements are part of the Confessions that establish those things that those churches decided that the people should believe. It should be noted that section II is telling us that the creation of human beings is separate from the creation of all other creatures. We know this from Scripture, when we read that God called all other creatures directly into existence, while he made Adam from the dust of the ground, molded him, and then gave him life.
Far from evolving from similar creatures like apes, this statement tells us that man was created in the image of God, with God’s law within him, and with the ability to obey or disobey.
Prayer: We are surprised, O Lord, that You remember us. We praise You that we are formidably and wonderfully made, and we thank You. Amen.
Ref: 1689 The London Baptist Confession of Faith, <http://www.vor.org/truth/1689/1689bc00.html> accessed, 1/22/2018.
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