The Earth Is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1): A Pentecostal Perspective on the Doctrine of Creation

Kwasi Atta Agyapong ORCID iD & Emmanuel Foster Asamoah ORCID iD

Issue: Vol.4  No.10  Article 5  pp.1219 -1231
DOI: |   Published online 20th October, 2023
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This inquiry from a Pentecostal hermeneutic literal interpretation advances academic and ecclesial conversations surrounding the creation of the Universe. The article probed the Biblical creationists and the Big Bang Theories which credit the creation of the Universe to God and a blast, respectively. “The Earth is the Lord’s” (Ps. 24:1) means, God created the universe as well as all life that exists. The work appraised the  Big Bang, the pulsating universe, and the cosmic inflationary theories and they were found to be lacking premise for validity and veracity based on biblical and practical evidence. The biblical creationist theory believed by the Pentecostal movements was ratified in the study as the model that can best explicate the creation of the universe and the life in it. The work exclusively offers to academia the Ten Commandments of the Core Pentecostal principles on the Doctrine of Divine Creationism. The work contributes to academia by providing an indispensable resource for bible scholars, seminary students, and Christian congregations while reiterating the significance of the doctrine of creation in Pentecostal construal and Biblical theology.

Keywords: Theistic Evolution, Pentecostal, Creationism Theory, Big Bang Theory, Inflation Theory and Pulsating Cosmos Theory. 

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Kwasi Atta Agyapong (Bth, MA Pentecostal Studies and PhD Candidate-Philippines Christian University) is a member of the American Anthropological Association and a reviewer of academic works to some peer reviewed journals. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Pentecost, now the District minister for Acherensua in the Ahafo Region of Ghana. His areas of interest in scholarship focus on Biblical Studies, Mythological studies, Pentecostal Studies and Anthropology.

Emmanuel Foster Asamoah is currently pursuing a PhD at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He actively engages with the academic community as a member of the Institute of Biblical Scholarship in West Africa and contributes to scholarly discourse by reviewing works for various peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he serves as an ordained minister of The Church of Pentecost, currently stationed in Winneba Abasraba in Ghana. His commitment to education is further evident in his role as an adjunct lecturer at Pentecost University. His scholarly interests encompass a wide array of fields, including Bible Translation, New Testament Biblical Studies, Mother Tongue Hermeneutics, African Christianity, Pentecostal Studies, and Missiology.

Agyapong, Kwasi A. & Asamoah, Emmanuel F. “The Earth Is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1): A Pentecostal Perspective on the Doctrine of Creation .E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 4, no.10 (2023): 1219 -1231.

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