Chapter 9 - Biblical Creationism

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Biblical Creationism
the belief that the physical universe was created by God. John 1:3 says, "All things were made by him; and without him not anything was made."
evolutionism
the belief that the physical universe developed by chance
long-day theory
the belief that each day of Creation was a long period, of time, maybe thousands of years. The verse in 2 Peter 3:8 is sometimes used to support this idea. It says, "One day is with the Lord is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day"
literal view
the belief that each day of Creation was twenty-four hours long
gap theory
the belief that the "first creation" was destroyed during Satan's fall
old-earth theory
the belief that the earth is millions or billions of years old
theory of intelligent design
The belief that life shows evidence of design and that the random direction of evolution is incapable of causing the level of complexity we see in nature.
young-earth theory
the belief that the earth is about six thousand years old
progressive creationism
the belief that God created new groups of species at widely spaced intervals. This theory explains the fossil record by saying that some prehistoric "men" who lacked souls lived before Adam and Eve.
dinosaur
a word that means "fearful or monstrous lizard"
sediment
those materials that settle to the bottom of a river
sedimentation
the process by which most fossils are believed to have been formed
genealogy
a "family tree" listing of who had whom as offspring
global flood
means that a flood of water covered the entire earth
theistic evolution
combines the biblical account of Creation with biological evolution. It says God used evolution as a method of creating.
evolutionary biologists
believe that dinosaurs became extinct before modern humans evolved
faith
creation and evolution are both accepted by this.
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the number of days and nights that rain fell during the Genesis flood
seven statements about God's involvement with creation that are supported by Scripture
1. God created by direct acts
2. God sustains His creation
3. God reveals His power through His creation
4.God revealed the sequence of Creation in the Bible
5. God specially created man (He did not speak man into existence as He did the rest of creation)
6.God created man, and man is responsible to God.
7. God's creation is degenerating (getting worse and wearing out)
Noah's Ark
much larger than Columbus's ship the Santa Maria
fossil
a trace or remnant of an organism that has been preserved by natural means