In the tradition of theology as the queen of the sciences, the Creation Theology Society seeks to develop a community of biblical scholarship that initiates and undergirds interdisciplinary creation research.
Principles and Values
- The Bible is God’s self-revelation to humanity, forming the foundation for truth and knowledge.
- Thus, Divine revelation must be the respected and authoritative lens through which we seek to understand the world around us.
- Consequently, theology, historically understood as the “queen of the sciences,” must inform scientific investigation, since correct interpretation of creation depends upon correct interpretation of God’s Word.
- Biblical research is an indispensable activity for Christians.
- As a discipline that studies Scripture, theology is a means of coming to know the Creator.
- As a discipline that interprets Scripture, theology is a means of worshiping the Creator.
- Community is an important component of all Christian activity.
- Community provides an environment of encouragement.
- Community provides opportunities for personal and collective growth.
- Community promotes agreement and unity.
- Community provides opportunities for irenic discussion in areas of disagreement
- To motivate and encourage researchers and specialists interested in creation studies.
- To develop and communicate a compelling understanding of creation based on faithful interpretation of God’s Word.
- To promote excellence in Christian scholarship, especially as it pertains to the pursuit of advanced training, the practice of biblical research and education, and the publication of research results.
- To set a standard for interdisciplinary research, in which collaboration models how the body of Christ operates.
- To exhibit Christian character by irenic interaction should disagreement arise due to different research findings.
The CTS has been organized by Christians and shall be directed and led by Christians. In particular, the Executive Board of the CTS affirms by signature the following doctrinal points:
- The Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original autographs, and authoritative in all areas on which it speaks.
- There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each is co-eternal and equal.
- God is eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent; He is holy in all His attributes.
- Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who also became fully human being born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross in payment for our sins, was buried, rose bodily from the dead on the third day, was received into heaven, and will return bodily to reclaim believers in Christ.
- Salvation is available to all who by faith accept the atoning work of Jesus Christ. Those who accept Christ’s substitutionary death and resurrection by faith will live forever with God in heaven; those who reject Christ will experience the second death.
- God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh. According to biblical chronology, creation occurred less than ten thousand or so years ago.
- The original creation was very good, lacking predation, disease, and death. After Adam sinned, physical death, suffering, and natural evil entered creation.
- The Flood of Genesis 6-9 was a catastrophic historical event, global in scope, sent to punish mankind for sin, with the result that all that were not on the ark died and the earth that then existed was destroyed.
- The diversity of human language was miraculously introduced at the Tower of Babel, resulting in the origin of the geographically dispersed nations.
View the full Creation Theology Society By-Laws (pdf).