The biblical doctrine of the created universe includes the certainty of its final redemption from the domination of sin. The finally redeemed universe is called “the new heavens and new earth.”
While it is widely held that all one hundred twenty in the Upper Room received the gift of tongues on the Day of Pentecost, Scripture nowhere says this. In fact, there is good evidence to indicate that the gift of tongues was limited only to the apostles or to those to whom they gave the gift.
The scientific evidence for creation is found in three different areas. First, there is the scientific evidence for the creation of the physical universe. Second, there is the scientific evidence for the creation of first life. Third, there is the scientific evidence for the creation of all basic life forms, including human beings.
There are two major views with regard to the time involved in Creation: the old earth view and the young-earth view. The latter believes the universe is no more than approximately 15,000 years old, while the former holds that it is probably about 15,000,000,000 years old.
There seems to be no way to actually prove how old the universe really is, either from science or from the Bible, for there are known and possible gaps in the biblical genealogies (see below). In addition, there are unprovable presuppositions in most, if not all, the scientific arguments for an old earth (see below); that is, an earth of millions or billions of years is biblically possible but not absolutely provable.
The history of the interaction between science and theology is a complicated affair, and it is generally recognized today that a warfare metaphor—theology and science are constantly at war, with theology the regular loser—is a simplistic, false picture of the nature of this interaction. NOTE: The article has the basics of what the Bible has to say on Science and Theology, but also within the article are other linked articles on Science and Theology subjects that go deeper on those areas.
Since the publication of Origin of Species by Charles Darwin in 1859, a storm of controversy has raged among theologians and scientists. Some proponents of Darwin’s theory have elevated it as a new paradigm to be used to reinterpret the human experience. Other people have identified the theory of evolution as the work of the devil without any scientific merit. NOTE: The article has the basics of what the Bible has to say on Science and Theology, but also within the article are other linked articles on Science and Theology subjects that go deeper on those areas.
Second Coming of Christ. The doctrine that Jesus Christ, who left earth and ascended to the Father, will one day again return to earth. NOTE: The article has the basics of what the Bible has to say on the Second Coming of Christ, but also within the article are other linked articles on eschatological subjects that go deeper on those areas.
Jesus Christ. The expression is a combination of a name, “Jesus” (of Nazareth), and the title “Messiah” (Hebrew) or “Christ” (Greek), which means “anointed.”
The Bible is the inspired, fully inerrant, authoritative "Word of God." The Bible is referred to as the Word of God, meaning it can be considered a direct line of communication from the Almighty God, penned by the authors of the respective books. The meaning is what the authors meant by the words that they used.