Creation: A Matter of Science or Faith?
When David Asscherick, Adventist pastor, wrote an impassioned letter to several select church leaders earlier this year, he had no idea it would go "viral" around the world. In his letter, Asscherick pointedly asked why evolutionary principles should be espoused within an Adventist university, in seeming contradiction to the church's official stance on creation.
Does the study of our earth's origins indeed pit science against faith?
The following messages from the NPUC, General Conference and Walla Walla University underscore our church's deep respect for scientific inquiry yet affirm the foundational role of faith in establishing Christian belief — specifically in reference to questions on origins.