Statement of Faith

The Creator’s Way, Inc.

Section 1: Priorities

a. The doctrines of Creation and the Fall are foundational to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

b. The scientific aspects of creation are important but are secondary in importance to the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ as Sovereign, Creator, Redeemer, and Judge.

Section 2: Basics

a. All 66 books of the Holy Bible are God-breathed, divinely inspired and are useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. In all the original Holy Scriptures its declarations are inerrant and factually true and the supreme authority in everything it teaches which is not limited to spiritual, religious, or redemptive themes but includes its truth in such fields as history and science. Scripture provides the answers to all of the great questions of life: Where did I come from? Where did life come from? Why am I here? Why do bad things happen? What will happen to me when I die?

b. The final guide to the interpretation of Scripture is Scripture itself.

c. The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple, factual presentation of actual events and therefore provides a reliable framework for scientific research in the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the earth and the universe.

d. 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 variation) have occurred naturally within each kind since creation.

e. The global, worldwide Flood of Genesis was an actual historic event in its extent and affect as documented in the Holy Bible for the necessity of salvation for all mankind.

f. The supernatural creation of Adam (the first man) and Eve (the first woman), and their subsequent fall into sin, is the basis for the necessity of salvation for all mankind.

g. Death (both physical and spiritual) and bloodshed entered into this world subsequent to and as a direct consequence of man’s sin.

Section 3: Theology

a. The Godhead is triune: one God, three Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

b. All mankind are born sinners, inherently from Adam and individually (by choice), and are therefore subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

c. Freedom from the power and penalty of sin is available to man only by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, His sacrificial death and His complete and bodily resurrection from the dead.

d. The Holy Spirit draws and enables the sinner to repent and believe in Jesus Christ.

e. The Holy Spirit lives and works in each believer to produce the fruits of righteousness.

f. Salvation is a gift received by grace through faith alone in Christ alone and expressed in the individual’s repentance, recognition of the death of Christ as full payment for sin, and acceptance of the risen Christ as Savior, Lord, and God.

g. All things necessary for our salvation are expressly documented in Scripture.

h. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

i. Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven, as witnessed by hundreds and is currently seated at the right hand of God the Father, and shall return in person to this earth as Judge of the living and the dead.

j. Satan is the personal spiritual adversary of both God and mankind.

k. Those who do not believe in Christ are subject to everlasting punishment, but believers enjoy eternal life with God.

l. The only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. Any forms of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, incest, fornication, adultery, pornography, etc., are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex.

m. It is the duty of Christians to attend a local Bible believing church, as portrayed in the New Testament.

Section 4: General

The following are held by the Board of Directors of The Creator’s Way, Inc., and the Leadership Advisory Council to be either consistent with Scripture or implied by Scripture.

a. Scripture teaches of a young earth of a recent origin for man and the whole creation, spanning possibly 4,000 to 10,000 years from Creation to Christ.

b. The days of Creation in Genesis do not correspond to geological ages but are six [6] consecutive twenty-four [24] hour days of creation.

c. The Noachian Flood was a significant geological event and much (but not all) fossiliferous sediment originated at that time.

d. The gap theory has no basis in Scripture.

e. The view, commonly used to evade the implications or the authority of biblical teaching, that knowledge and/or truth may be divided into secular and religious, is rejected.

f. By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record. Of primary importance is the fact that evidence is always subject to interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all information.

g. When we must choose between believing mankind or God’s word, we must trust and believe God, the Creator, rather than mankind who is only a minute part of God’s Creation.

Updated: May 8, 2012