The created world is the place where God has extended to God out of love and created space for creatures that are fundamentally different from him. Not only has God created a world that is hospitable to creatures that are different from him, but he has also clothed God with the material in the person of Jesus Christ. Creation was through the direct action of the Creator, as opposed to some naturalistic process. The creation took place at the beginning and was finished and complete.
Creation did not extend over an important part of the supposedly vast evolutionary history of the universe. Creation was by the word of the Creator. Our current culture is confused about the meaning of the word GOD. In today's culture, God could mean a set of moral standards, or an idea, or the universe itself, for an individual like Shirley MacLaine, or even for each individual himself.
Therefore, the doctrine of creation lays the foundation for the coming of Jesus Christ. In fact, God becomes a man who is our creator in the midst of his creation. It comes to connect heaven and earth through itself as a mediator between the two. As we will see in the next few chapters, he comes on a rescue mission to save us from “unwavering despair” by dying for us, placing his own Spirit in us and promising to return one day to rescue creation, so that it is no longer “dark, cold and empty”.
In fact, just as he took a barren wasteland and prepared it for our first parents, he will reprepare creation for his people, and instead of saying “so what? For our pain, the Bible promises that he will wipe every tear from our eyes. If you don't believe in the doctrine of creation, you probably believe that you didn't come from anyone, that you're alive on earth for nothing, and that when you die you won't go anywhere. Undoubtedly, this is why Herman Bavinck, Francis Schaeffer and many others emphasized the importance of the doctrine of creation as, what Bavinck called, the “starting point of true religion”. Evil, which I consider an anti-divine stance, what the Bible calls godlessness, was not part of the original creation in any way.
But the Bible is the fundamental and irreplaceable source of information about the creation of the universe. 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. 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. Literal direct creationism is in conflict with what Phillip Johnson has termed “theistic naturalism” (theistic evolutionism, progressive creationism, etc.) Questions related to the length of the days of creation, the age of the Earth and the relationship between creation and evolution simply by example fostered a great debate among Christians.
They believe that I am misinterpreting Genesis by taking it literally and have therefore adopted a science biased toward literal creationism. People who don't understand the doctrine of creation and the doctrines related to it want to die. As the debates unfolded, controversies arose about the date and nature of creation among biblical Christians.