The choice is not merely God or nature. Between divine creation and naturalistic evolution lie a number of intermediate positions that attempt to bring about some accommodation. Is this possible? The author summarizes these positions and their implications for both science and Scripture.
Some of the data in the rocks pose problems for one who believes in a literal worldwide flood such as described in Genesis. Such problems need to be recognized. Yet the rocks also present a number of difficulties to the one who believes a worldwide flood never happened. In fact, some features can hardly be explained apart from a water catastrophe of a magnitude greater than anything experienced in modern times.
The Called Church series has been designed to highlight some of the unique aspects of Seventh-day Adventist theology and to demonstrate how each position is faithful to Scripture. Many churches incorporate creationism into their teachings, but few are the churches that still hold to a literal creation occupying six twenty-four-hour days. The author, who is an accomplished scientist, explains why creationism is still fundamental to Adventism.