What did Paul say about creation?
Some creationists attempt to say that Jesus and Paul also taught a literal six day creation. I’ve already discussed what Jesus had to say here. Regarding Paul, Romans 5 is often quoted to support creationism, as Eric Kemp does here:
If death and suffering already existed before the first man had a chance to sin, why do we need a savior? The most important doctrine of Christianity, humanities need for a savior and Jesus’ ability to fill that roll, is based, according to Paul, on Adam’s first sin (Romans 5:16-18).
Are we condemned merely because of Adam’s sin? No. According to Genesis, sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, but we are all sinful. Do we not all deserve damnation based on our own deeds?
…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23-24)
Was Jesus’ goal to save us from physical death? Are we ever promised that we won’t have to suffer physical death simply because we are believers? No. We are safe from spiritual death because Jesus died for our sins and rose again.
The entire focus of Romans 5 is man’s fall and redemption through Jesus Christ. It is not teaching creationism.