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Institute for Creation Research, PO Box 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021
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Tenets of Scientific Creationism
1. The physical universe of space, time, matter and energy has not
always existed, but was supernaturally created by a transcendent
personal Creator who alone has existed from eternity.
2. The phenomenon of biological life did not develop by natural
processes from inanimate systems but was specially and
supernaturally created by the Creator.
3. Each of the major kinds of plants and animals was created
functionally complete from the beginning and did not evolve from
some other kind of organism. Changes in basic kinds since their
first creation are limited to 'horizontal' changes (variations)
within the kinds, or 'downward' changes (e.g., harmful mutations,
4. The first human beings did not evolve from an animal ancestry, but
were specially created in fully human form from the start.
Furthermore, the 'spiritual' nature of man (self-image, moral
consciousness, abstract reasoning, language, will, religious nature,
etc.) is itself a supernaturally created entity distinct from mere
5. The record of earth history, as preserved in the earth's crust,
especially in the rocks and fossil deposits, is primarily a record
of catastrophic intensities of natural processes, operating largely
within uniform natural laws, rather than one of gradualism and
relatively uniform process rates. There are many scientific
evidences for a relatively recent creation of the earth and the
universe, in addition to strong scientific evidence that most of the
earth's fossiliferous sedimentary rocks were formed i n an even more
recent global hydraulic cataclysm.
6. Processes today operate primarily within fixed natural laws and
relatively uniform process rates but, since these were themselves
originally created and are daily maintained by their Creator, there
is always the possibility of miraculous intervention in these laws
or processes by their Creator. Evidences for such intervention
should be scrutinized critically, however, because there must be
clear and adequate reason for any such action on the part of the
7. The universe and life have somehow been impaired since the
completion of creation, so that imperfections in structure, disease,
aging, extinctions and other such phenomena are the result of
'negative' changes in properties and processes occurring in an
originally-perfect created order.
8. Since the universe and its primary components were created perfect
for their purposes in the beginning by a competent and volitional
Creator, and since the Creator does remain active in this now
decaying creation, there do exist ultimate purposes and meanings in
the universe. Teleological considerations, therefore, are
appropriate in scientific studies whenever they are consistent with
the actual data of observation, and it is reasonable to assume that
the creation presently awaits the consummation of the Creator's
9. Although people are finite and scientific data concerning origins
are always circumstantial and incomplete, the human mind (if open to
the possibility of creation) is able to explore the manifestations
of that Creator rationally and scientifically and to reach an
intelligent decision regarding one's place in the Creator's plan.
Tenets of Biblical Creationism
1. The Creator of the universe is a triune God -- Father, Son and Holy
Spirit. There is only one eternal and transcendent God, the source
of all being and meaning, and He exists in three Persons, each of
whom participated in the work of creation.
2. The Bible, consisting of the thirty-nine canonical books of the Old
Testament and the twenty-seven canonical books of the New Testament,
is the divinely-inspired revelation of the Creator to man. Its
unique, plenary, verbal inspiration guarantees that these writings,
as originally and miraculously given, are infallible and completely
authoritative on all matters with which they deal, free from error
of any sort, scientific and historical as well as moral and
3. All things in the universe were created and made by God in the six
literal days of the creation week described in Genesis 1:1-2:3, and
confirmed in Exodus 20:8-1 1. The creation record is factual,
historical and perspicuous; thus all theories of origins or
development which involve evolution in any form are false. All
things which now exist are sustained and ordered by God's
providential care. However, a part of the spiritual creation, Satan
and his angels, rebelled against God after the creation and are
attempting to thwart His divine purposes in creation.
4. The first human beings, Adam and Eve, were specially created by God,
and all other men and women are their descendants. In Adam, mankind
was instructed to exercise 'dominion' over all other created
organisms, and over the earth itself (an implicit commission for
true science, technology, commerce, fine art and education) but the
temptation by Satan and the entrance of sin brought God's curse on
that dominion and on mankind, culminating in death and separation
from God as the natural and proper consequence.
5. The Biblical record of primeval earth history in Genesis 1-11 is
fully historical and perspicuous, including the creation and fall of
man, the curse on the creation and its subjection to the bondage of
decay, the promised Redeemer, the worldwide cataclysmic deluge in
the days of Noah, the postdiluvian renewal of man's commission to
subdue the earth (now augmented by the institution of human
government) and the origin of nations and languages at the Tower of
6. The alienation of man from his Creator because of sin can only be
remedied by the Creator Himself, who became man in the person of the
Lord Jesus Christ, through miraculous conception and virgin birth.
In Christ were indissolubly united perfect sinless humanity and full
deity, so that His substitutionary death is the only necessary and
sufficient price of man's redemption. That the redemption was
completely efficacious is assured by His bodily resurrection from
the dead and ascension into heaven; the resurrection of Christ is
thus the focal point of history, assuring the consummation of God's
purposes in creation.
7. The final restoration of creation's perfection is yet future, but
individuals can immediately be restored to fellowship with their
Creator, on the basis of His redemptive work on their behalf,
receiving forgiveness and eternal life solely through personal trust
in the Lord Jesus Christ, accepting Him not only as estranged
Creator, but also as reconciling Redeemer and coming King. Those who
reject Him, however, or who neglect to believe on Him, thereby
continue in their state of rebellion and must ultimately be
consigned to the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his
Comments regarding typographical errors
in the above material are appreciated.
Don Barber, ICR Systems Administrator
Fax: (619) 448-0900
All ICR staff members adhere to a Statement of Faith
in the form of two documents:
"Tenets of Scientific Creationism,"
and "Tenets of Biblical Creationism."
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majority of its income is provided by individual donors who desire to
proclaim God's truth about origins. Gifts can be designated for
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We believe God has raised up ICR to spearhead Biblical Christianity's
defense against the godless dogma of evolutionary humanism. Only by
showing the scientific bankruptcy of evolution, while exalting Christ
and the Bible, will Christians be successful in "the pulling down of
strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that
exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into
captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (II Corinthians
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