We connect these two views directly to the Gospel. The Gospel literally means news. It is news of the most amazing redemption story ever told. It is news of the Grace and Mercy of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the One foretold to sit on the throne of David and preside over an ever increasing kingdom (Is. 9:7) Jesus Christ commands before His ascension into heaven, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:” (Mt 28:18-20).
To summarize, because Christ has authority, He is commanding us to make disciples and to disciple. To do what He did during His earthly ministry. Where does His authority come from? Well, the Father gave it to Him, and beyond that, He created us, and His Word is true and unwavering. In Romans 5, Paul directly connects the Gospel or News of Jesus Christ to Genesis by saying that through one man sin came into the human race and through one man we are redeemed. This directly connects the creation of man to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To undermine, the first three chapters of Genesis is to undermine the Gospel.
Don’t get me wrong: God does not need us to tell Him Who He is. And, the story is true whether we believe it or not, “…For I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham” (Lk. 3:8). However, we believe that to undermine the creation account found in Genesis is to attack the Gospel. Any description by man of how the world came to be must be based on the account found in Genesis-include a first Adam and second Adam-or they are undermining the Good News of Jesus Christ. If you do not believe in a Young Earth as fact, you are still welcomed to come; however, we do ask you to respect our views on this issue. As you can see, we believe it is quite important!