“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” – Genesis 1:31
Do you believe the Bible to be true yet have difficulty reconciling the Bible’s account of creation with the dominating assumptions in the world around us? Is the world really 4½ billion years old? What about the origin of life? Where did we come from? Does the Bible actually contradict science, as many attempt to show? Or does science support the Bible? Our origins do matter! Believing the Bible from its beginning does matter!
For about 150 years, the dominance of humanistic and naturalistic thinking in our schools and institutions has undermined the authority of the Bible. Science, the study of the natural and the observable, is now built on these naturalistic presuppositions. The conflict in ideas about origins has nothing to do with science. Instead, it has everything to do with one’s worldview. The naturalistic worldview denies the existence of God. The Christian worldview presupposes our triune God as Creator, Sustainer, Provider, and Redeemer. The naturalist assumes that everything that exists happened through natural processes over time and by chance. The Christian knows that everything exists through the supernatural work of a Creator God.
Your Origins Matter at Gloria Dei is a conference and concert that presume the authority of God’s Word from its very beginning: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). In doing so we seek first, foremost, and finally to exalt our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Creator and the Sustainer of His creation, and who provides for us all things, but above all redemption through His work on the cross (Colossians 1:15-20).
We will culminate the conference by praising our God with Keith and Kristyn Getty in concert on Saturday evening.
We urge you to join us for this weekend of study, inspiration, and worship. It is designed to strengthen your faith, to satisfy your curiosity, to encourage you, and to give you tools to be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15).
The conference and concert will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay, Texas