Background and Supporting Materials

The 1960s were years of challenges to the infallibility and inspiration of scripture. These attacks were precipitated by the increasingly popular theory of evolution, which was making inroads into Reformed churches and schools. In contradiction to this creeping heresy and in unequivocal defense of the doctrine of scripture, the Reformed Free Publishing Association published In the Beginning God.

Since then the conflict between creation and evolution as the explanation of the origin of the world has intensified, and the doctrine of scripture is increasingly compromised, even in historically Reformed churches and schools.

God’s people must be knowledgeable regarding the doctrines of scripture and of creation so that they are able staunchly to defend these truths. To this end the Reformed Free Publishing Association is pleased to republish this explanation and defense of these timeless truths.


 

The key to understanding Reformed doctrine is found in the title of the first chapter in this book: "God is God." This truth sets the tone for all thirteen chapters—six on God and seven on man. Each chapter on God directs the reader’s attention to a different biblical aspect of the sovereign of the universe: God as God, as creator, as Lord, as good, as the living God, and as love. 

The seven chapters about man open the biblical teaching about a subject often misinterpreted today. Clear explanation is given concerning man’s covenantal relationship to God, his creation in the image of God, his fall, and his totally depraved nature. Like the chapters in part one, these also emphasize that God is God.


Standard Bearer Article: Theistic Evolution's War against Christianity


"The Framework Hypothesis" - 5 Blog posts by Rev. Spronk

Over the course of the next few days I will be posting excerpts from an online article entitled What’s Wrong with the Framework Hypothesis? The article was written in 2011, but I only found it recently and would like to share it with the readers of the blog. I am not sure how much time Professor Cammenga will spend dealing with the Framework Hypothesis in his Oct. 9 speech on Theistic Evolution, but the two topics are related, and these posts may be considered preparation for the speech. I also wanted to share this article as a reminder of what a wealth of information is available at answersingenesis.org. Because I want to share the excerpts with you in full, these posts may be a bit lengthy.

"The Doctrine of Creation" - Standard Bearer Article

"Creation and Science...and Common Grace"(1) - Standard Bearer Article

"Creation and Science...and Common Grace" (2) - Standard Bearer Article

"The Doctrine of Creation According to the Reformed Creeds" 

"Evolution, Long Periods -  or Days?"

"Theistic Evolution"

"Genesis 1-11: Myth or History?"

"The Framework Hypothesis & Genesis 1"

"March 2 – LD 9, Day 5: One Believes Father’s Work of Creation Only By Faith"

"The Progression of Theistic Evolution"