The BioLogos “Top 5” !!!
The points below have been extracted from a BioLogos “About Us” page, stating “What we Believe”. No changes have been made, other than crafting introductory headings for each of the selected points:
We believe that all people have sinned against God and are in need of salvation.
GOD IS NOT A CLOCK-MAKER GOD:
We believe that God is directly involved in the lives of people today through acts of redemption, personal transformation, and answers to prayer.
GOD USES BOTH NATURAL LAW AND MIRACLES:
We believe that God typically sustains the world using faithful, consistent processes that humans describe as “natural laws.” Yet we also affirm that God works outside of natural law in supernatural events, including the miracles described in Scripture. In both natural and supernatural ways, God continues to be directly involved in creation and in human history.
THE EARTH AND THE UNIVERSE ARE VERY OLD:
We believe that God created the universe, the earth, and all life over billions of years. God continues to sustain the existence and functioning of the natural world, and the cosmos continues to declare the glory of God.
[Therefore, we reject ideologies such as Deism that claim the universe is self-sustaining, that God is no longer active in the natural world, or that God is not active in human history.]
WHILE EVOLUTION MAY BE SEEN BY SOME AS RANDOM AND PURPOSELESS, THIS IS NOT THE BIOLOGOS VIEW, OR GOD’s:
We believe that the diversity and interrelation of all life on earth are best explained by the God-ordained process of evolution with common descent. Thus, evolution is not in opposition to God, but a means by which God providentially achieves his purposes. Therefore, we reject ideologies that claim that evolution is a purposeless process or that evolution replaces God.