Lutheran Church Passes Resolution Affirming Belief That God Created the Earth ‘in Six Natural Days’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod passed a resolution at their convention affirming the belief that God created the Earth “in six natural days.”

At the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on Tuesday, the theologically conservative denomination adopted Resolution 5-09A, titled “To Confess the Biblical Six-Day Creation.”

“We confess that the duration of those natural days is proclaimed in God’s Word: ‘there was evening and there was morning, the first day,’” resolved the resolution.

The resolution also declared that the creation of Adam as the first human being was a “historical event” and rejected the claims of the theory of evolution.

The Rev. Adam Koontz, a member of Floor Committee 5 on Theology and Church Relations, explained the importance of the resolution to the convention attendees.

“The resolution [5-09A] is important because we need to affirm the reality of God’s creation, especially in a time and place when it’s especially challenging to say that God created people at all,” said Koontz, as quoted by blogs.lcms.org.

The resolution was not without debate. One lay delegate expressed concern over the terminology, noting that “natural” implies 24 hours, adding, “I don’t remember anything in the Bible that says God created the world in six 24-hour days.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski