STATEMENT OF FAITH:
All members of the ETCSA sign an agreement with
the following statement of faith. While the ETCSA
is non-denominational, we are evangelical, born
The scientific aspects of Creation are
important, but are secondary in importance to
the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
as Sovereign, Creator, Redeemer, and Judge.
The doctrines of the Creator and the Creation
cannot ultimately be divorced from the Gospel
of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is the written Word of God. It is
divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its
assertions are factually true in all the
original autographs. It is the supreme
authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The final guide to the interpretation of
Scripture is Scripture itself.
The account of origins presented in Genesis is
a simple but factual presentation of actual
events and therefore provides a reliable
framework for scientific research into the
question of the origin and history of life,
mankind, the Earth, and the universe.
The various original life forms ("kinds"),
including mankind, were made by direct
creative acts of God. The living descendants
of any of the original kinds (apart from man)
may represent more than one species today,
reflecting the genetic potential within the
original kind. Only limited biological changes
(including mutational deterioration) have
occurred naturally within each kind since
The great flood of Genesis was an actual
historic event, worldwide (global) in its
extent and effect.
The special creation of Adam (as one man) and
Eve (as one woman), and their subsequent fall
into sin, is the basis for the necessity of
salvation for mankind.
Death, both physical and spiritual, entered
into this world subsequent to-and as a direct
consequence of-man's sin.
The Godhead is Triune--God the Father, God the
Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
All of mankind are sinners, inherently from
Adam and individually (by choice), and are
therefore subject to God's wrath and
Freedom from the penalty and power of sin is
available to man only through the sacrificial
death and shed blood of Jesus Christ, and His
complete and bodily resurrection from the
The Holy Spirit enables the sinner to repent
and believe in Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit lives and works in each
believer to produce the fruits of
Salvation is a gift received by faith and
expressed in the individual's repentance,
recognition of the death of Christ as full
payment for sin, and acceptance of the risen
Christ as Savior, Lord, and God.
Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
Jesus Christ rose from the dead, ascended to
Heaven, and is currently seated at the right
hand of God the Father, and shall return in
person to this Earth as Judge of the living
and the dead.
Satan is the personal spiritual adversary of
both God and man.
Those who do not believe in Christ are subject
to everlasting conscious punishment, but
believers enjoy eternal life with God.
The following are held by the members of ETCSA to
be either consistent with Scripture or implied by
(i) Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and
the whole Creation.
(ii) The days in Genesis do not correspond to
geologic ages, but are six (6) consecutive
twenty-four (24) hour days of Creation.
(iii) The Noachian flood was a significant
geological event and much (but not all)
fossiliferous sediment originated at that time.
(iv) The "gap" theory has no basis in Scripture.
(v) The view, commonly used to evade the
implications or the authority of Biblical
teaching, that knowledge and/or truth may be
divided into "secular" and "religious" is
(vi) By definition, no apparent, perceived, or
claimed evidence in any field, including history
and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the
Scriptural record. Of primary importance is the
fact that evidence is always subject to
interpretation by fallible people who do not
possess all information.
The Membership subscribes to the Statement of
Faith and Mission Statement. Members do not
hold to the so-called "Gap", "Day-Age", or
"Multiple-Gap" theories, or any form of
Any individual who subscribes to the Statement
of Faith, Mission Statement and basic polices
of the ETCSA may become a member. Membership
in the ETCSA shall be available without regard
to race, color, political affiliation, or
Membership is established upon payment of the
prescribed dues and membership fees at a time
and in accordance with the schedule determined
by the Board of Directors and indication of
agreement with section # 2 above. Membership
may be terminated by unanimous vote of the
Board of Directors.
Only members who subscribe to the statement of
faith and general policies of the ETCSA are
eligible to participate or vote in its
business meetings, or serve in any of its
elective or appointive positions. One member
has one vote.