God the Creator
God the Creator is available in PDF format and Word document format. You can find our permission to print these pamphlets at the Participatory Study Series index.
A non-judgmental look at various views on creation held by Christians. This pamphlet examines the major views and some of the essentials that unite us despite differences in the details. This pamphlet does not argue one position or another, and so it is useful as a basis for discussion amongst Christians who differ on their interpretation of Genesis.
It is designed to be printed on 8 1/2 x 14 paper and folded in four.
Suggestions for using God the Creator
This pamphlet is intended for use in two different settings:
First, as an aid to Christian unity when people are in disagreement about the how of creation. It suggests that the how is not an essential of the faith and suggests some characteristics of a Biblical view of God as creator.
Second, it can break one of the barriers to some people coming to faith. Those who see the evidence for evolution as strong, yet are open to God, will find here that there are many people of faith who accept both biological evolution and Christian faith.
Some other resources on Energion.com about creation include:
Evolution and Faith. This "Threads" essay discusses the issues of evolution and our faith in God. It is brief, as are all the "Threads" essays.
God, Creator and Sustainer. This paper on Psalm 104 that I wrote while in graduate school was the starting point for many of my ideas about creation and evolution and the relationship of both to faith.
Review of "What is Creation Science". In my review of this book I give a number of my reasons for opposing the creation science movement.
Creation vs Evolution from Henry's Links Source
Includes links from all of the major positions on this issue.
The combination of the above thoughts will tell you why I believe acceptance of a particular view of creation is an unacceptable barrier at the door of Christianity.
All scripture quotations taken from the Contemporary English Version, Copyright © 1995 American Bible Society.
Copyright © 2004, Henry E. Neufeld