According to the Scriptures, creation is a gift from a loving Creator God. Because of the bodies we inhabit, the air we breathe, the sun we enjoy,. From the bodies we inhabit, the air we breathe, the sun we enjoy, the food we eat, the flowers we collect, the water we drink, the ground we walk on and the pets we love, to the pleasures we enjoy and the destinations we visit on vacation, life is full of good gifts that we can manage and enjoy. It is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
Because in him were all things created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things were created through him and for him. Christians believe that God created the universe. He chose to create it out of love for humanity. Some may argue that he created it because he wanted to be adored, so his creation was selfish, however, Christians debated this.
They would argue that since God is omnipotent, he doesn't need to be loved. Evolutionists and some old earth creationists (those who mix their Christianity with the pagan evolutionary story of a big bang, millions of years and other evolutionary ideas) often accuse that scientists who believe in a young Earth have no real degrees and don't conduct real scientific research that could be published in secular peer-reviewed scientific journals. For Christians it is not important how God created the Universe, since they believe that this is beyond their own imagination and for them it doesn't really matter. Before I became a Christian, I made this assumption in my research and continued to make the assumption after becoming a Christian.
Questions related to the length of the days of creation, the age of the earth and the relationship between creation and evolution, just by way of example, have fostered a great debate among Christians. A group of biblical Christian scholars published a series of books called The Foundations in an attempt to define and defend biblical Christianity against this widespread commitment to liberalism. There are different types of creationist Christians (you can read more about this here). In general, they believe that the story of the Bible is the literal truth.
On the contrary, science is not competent to draw conclusions about the supernatural and, therefore, has nothing to say about the role of God as creator or about the Christian view that man is the pinnacle of creation and, therefore, is neutral with respect to the question of God. Attention will be paid to the main aspects of this doctrine that have been widely adopted by Christians over the centuries, rather than to those areas where Christians disagree with each other. Christians have a countercultural, distinctive and uniquely biblical view of the world that should lead us to live and act differently from those who do not recognize Christ as Lord. In this post, I am going to discuss three Christian views on creation (young-earth creationism, old earth creationism, and theistic evolution) in order to identify points of agreement and points of tension between them and with the vision of science discussed in my previous publications.
It's hard to imagine that there is any topic within Christianity that has been responsible for more debate and disagreement than the doctrine of creation. As the debates unfolded, controversies arose about the date and nature of creation among biblical Christians.