God originated everything (all space, time and matter) supernaturally
God created the material universe (and our world) in incremental steps over a period of time (six literal days or six “ages”)
God was actively involved in the creation of all life (life is not the result of an unguided natural process)
God prepared everything in the universe as a home for mankind, the last of his creation
God created the first humans in his “image”
God’s relationship to his creation is accurately described in the Bible
Christians all agree that God exists. He is the creator of the universe and all life within it. While they agree on the aforementioned critical, foundational issues related to God’s creation, we disagree on how long this process took, and precisely how God shaped each object of his creation (did God create everything in the final form we see today, or did God progressively guide his creation over some period of time?). We agree on the big stuff and disagree on the details.
It’s interesting to note that Christians also agree with atheists on a several important premises related to the nature of the universe:
Everything in the universe (all space, time and matter) came into existence from nothing at a point in the past
Life on our planet appeared in incremental steps over a period of time
Humans appear later in history relative to the appearance of other animals
Humans possess a consciousness that is unique to the animal world
May 2nd, 2015
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