Today, the gospel is at stake. As part of a denomination that is centered around the gospel, this concerns me. More concerning however, is how many of my gospel partners fail to see the threat.
The Apostle’s creed defines the God of historic Christianity as: “the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth”
The opening line of the Bible is: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. Genesis Chapter one wraps up with the creation of “man” male and female, in the image of God.
The Old Testament is replete with further references to God as creator of humanity. And the New Testament is far from silent. Jesus identifies Adam and Eve from the Genesis account clearly: “But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’” (Mark 10:6).
Yet, this doctrine has been treated as optional, or ignored for over a century in many spheres of the church. Today it is under a greater assault then ever before.
My contention over the past decade has been that the Church is neglecting clear, straightforward teaching on this to her peril. The Gospel
Itself is at stake. Albert Mohler demonstrates why we had better wake up before it is too late: http://goo.gl/MOE6n
As you read Mohler, recall that Hebrews 11:3 gives Creation as an article of faith: “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”