At Bryan College, a change in the Christian liberal arts school’s statement of faith has caused an exodus of sorts.
The school’s statement of faith, which all Bryan faculty and staff must sign each year, originally stated “that the origin of man was by fiat of God in the act of creation as related in the Book of Genesis; that he was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death[.]”
But in February, Bryan’s president and Board of Trustees changed the statement to say, “We believe that all humanity is descended from Adam and Eve. They are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life forms.”