Bob Jones University believes the account of origins in Genesis is a factual narrative of historical events; that is, God created the universe, including all original kinds of living organisms (including man) in six literal days.
We believe the genealogies recorded in Genesis 5 and 11 indicate a date for the creation week less than ten thousand years ago.
We believe the fall of man into sin and the consequent curse of God recorded in Genesis 3 had profoundly negative consequences for all of creation including the introduction of death (I Corinthians 15:21).
We believe the flood described in Genesis 6-8 was a historical event of approximately a year’s duration, which was global in extent and biologically and geologically catastrophic in effect.
We believe God made humans in His image as rational creatures who are charged with investigating and maximizing the usefulness of God’s creation (Genesis 1).