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Our Beliefs

Goal
To support the Church in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Vision
The Biblical Creation Association of Silicon Valley is a catalyst to bring reformation by reclaiming the foundations of our faith which are found in the Bible, from the very first verse.

Mission

STATEMENT OF FAITH

Preamble
1. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things therein whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days; and all very good.

2. After God had made all other creatures, he created man, male and female, with reasonable and immortal souls, endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after his own image; having the law of God written in their hearts, and power to fulfill it: and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change. Beside this law written in their hearts, they received a command, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; which while they kept, they were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.

(A) Priorities
1. Our beliefs begin with the Bible, which is foundational to every aspect of our lives.

2. The scientific aspects of creation are important, but are secondary in importance to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

3. The doctrines of Creator and Creation are intrinsically tied to and cannot ultimately be divorced from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

(B) Basics
1. The 66 books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs. It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches.

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

3. The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of historical events and therefore provides a reliable foundation and basis for scientific research into the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the Earth and the universe.

4. 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 deterioration) have occurred naturally within each kind since Creation.

5. The great Flood of Genesis was an actual historic event, worldwide (global) in its extent and effect.

6. The special 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 mankind.

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

(C) Theology
1. The Godhead is triune: one God, three Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

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

3. Freedom from the penalty and power of sin is available to man only through the sacrificial death and shed blood of Jesus Christ, and His complete and bodily Resurrection from the dead.

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

5. The Holy Spirit lives and works in each believer to produce the fruits of righteousness. Salvation is a gift received by 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.

6. All things necessary for our salvation are either expressly set down in Scripture or may be deduced by good and necessary consequence from Scripture.

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

8. Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, ascended to Heaven, 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.

9. Satan is the personal spiritual adversary of both God and man.

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

11.The only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage.

(D) General
1. Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and the whole creation.

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

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

4. We believe that the authority of Scripture is compromised by any old earth view.

5. 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.

6. No apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record.

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