We believe the creation of the universe from nothing is neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical event.  The existence of all things is the result of the direct, immediate, creative acts of the triune God over six literal days (Genesis 1). Humanity—body and soul/spirit—was created by a direct work of God.  Humans did not evolve from previously existing forms of life.  The entire human race descended from the historical Adam and Eve, the first parents of the entire human race.  (Genesis 1-2; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17).