Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jeannie Fulbright: My Personal Beliefs

I feel it's really important that people know what I, author of the Apologia Young Explorer series, believe just so there is no confusion or doubt. I'm not speaking for Apologia or anyone else, but just for myself, a Creationist author. All of my books carry these beliefs throughout.

1. I believe the Bible is the infallible, inerrant word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

2. I believe the Bible (and Genesis) should be read and understood literally. It is totally trustworthy. (Mark 10:6, Mark 13:19-20, Luke 11:50-51, John 8:44, Romans 5:12-19, 1 Cor 15:21-22, 45-47, 2 Cor 11:3, 1 Tim 2:13-14, 1 Cor 11:8-9, Romans 1:20, 1 Pet 3:20, 2 Pet 2:4-9, 2 Pet 3:3-7, Luke 3:23-38 - Genealogy of Christ traces him back to Adam).

3. I believe the earth and everything in it, including the universe, was created in six literal days. (Gen 1-11, Hebrews 11:3-7)

4. I believe when Adam sinned, the entire universe experienced destruction and decay and was subject to the bondage of a fallen world. Before the fall of man, the world had not experienced destruction, decay, death, or any other factors associated with the fall. (Romans 5:12, Romans 8:18-25)

5. I believe Jesus came as a result of this literal fall. This literal fall is the reason we need a Savior. (Luke 19:10, John 3:17, 1 Tim 1:15)

6. I believe Jesus came to redeem us from the fall and restore us to Himself, and that one day all of creation will be liberated from the bondage, decay, and destruction that occurred at the fall. (Romans 8:18-25) (Acts 3:21)

7. If you truly believe in your heart that Jesus died for your sins (took the punishment for your sin upon Himself), you immediately receive the gift of restoration to God, which Jesus offers. This is salvation. (John 3:16, John 3:36, John 6:40, John 11:25, Romans 5:8, Romans 2:9, 1 John 4:10, Acts 16:31, Hebrews 10:39, Romans 10:9)

8. I believe the Bible supports the Creationist view of Scripture, and that you will find every word in Scripture backed by science. (Gen 1 - 11, 2 Timothy 3:16, plus many evidences throughout)

9. I believe Jesus believed in a young earth view of Scripture and that Genesis should be read literally. (Mark 10:6, Mark 13:19-20, Luke 11:50-51, John 8:44)

10. I believe it is important that we teach these truths to our children in order to ground them in the Word of God. (Matthew 28:20, Deut 6:4-9, Romans 14:23)

If you have any questions concerning my theology, my beliefs, or anything that contained in my books, please feel free to contact me at


Sara said...

Thank you for sharing this. I had not been wondering but I am hoping to buy some of your material for this fall and It's nice knowing we are on the same page. Blessings in your work. It is really appreciated and we look forward to using several of your books in the next years.

Michelle said...

Jeannie, I already gathered that you believed these things, as we have been through Botany and Flying Creatures this year. It's been a joy to hear my children get excited about the creation confirmations, and seek them out in other places.

Thank you for sharing.

Melissa said...

I appreciate your works so much! We've studied Flying Creatures, Swimming Creatures, and are working through Land Animals this year. It has been such a joy teaching science from a creationist/young earth point of view using your books!

Thanks so much!

mskelli said...

My family has really enjoyed your books. We love the Creation Confirmations. It is amazing to see how so many things in the world point to God, yet so sad to see how many people's hearts are hardened against Him. Thank you for the work you do.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for reassuring our family what it is you as a writer associated with Jay Wile really believes. My daughter has been absolutely infatuated with all of your curriculum!
God Bless!

Edwena said...

Thanks so much for confirming that for all of us. It's a blessing that you took the time to type it up and it was done in such a gracious way.

Rebecca said...

Jeannie, Thank you so much for posting this...and i LOVE the update on your blog!

I am blessed by your family at church and amazed at your books. U r an inspiration and....a true warrior for God!

Kathy said...

Your beliefs and your love for Christ come shining through in your curriculum. I never doubted for a minute "who" you are in Christ. Thank you for putting it in writing.

Mary said...

Thank you for posting this Jeanie. We have been using your books since 2005 and we LOVE them!