Church President Says He Won’t “Flinch” on Creation Issue
BY MICHAEL W. CAMPBELL
The Seventh-day Adventist Church will stand firm for the things that we have understood to be the pillars of faith. “We will not flinch. We will not be deterred.” world – church president Ted Wilson stated July 1 during the session’s “Yes, Creation!” lecture series. Wilson’s Thursday presentation, titled “God’s Literal, Six-Day, Recent Creation “The Church’s Position,” drew a standing-room-only crowd, with many people turned away at the door because of lack of space.
Wilson’s presentation was one of several of the series held during the 10-day international event and sponsored by the Geoscience Research Institute.
Although Wilson’s new responsibilities as world church president will prevent him from continuing in many of his previous roles, he shared his intent to remain chair of the Geoscience Research Institute board, a position he’s held since 1999.
“I am so proud of our Geoscience Research Institute and Faith and Science Council,” Wilson said at the beginning of his presentation. “These organizations, along with the Biblical Research Institute, form the core defense for God’s great Word – the Word of God.”
“What an incredible Creator; what an incredible God,” Wilson noted, after reading Revelation 4:1-11. “Praise God for the intellectuals who presented their faith during the ‘Yes, Creation!’ [lecture] series right here at General Conference session. You learn many wonderful things, including the strong evidence for God as the Creator.
“Unfortunately, there are those who dismiss Genesis 1-11 as allegorical, [as] nice stories but only symbolic,” he added. “I want to tell you . . . that God created this world in six literal, consecutive, contiguous, 24-hour days of recent origin.” (Read more)