Tag Archive: Adam

Feb 27

John MacArthur – The First Adam, the Last Adam, and the Gospel

Was Adam a Real Person? The church has historically affirmed that Adam was a historical man, yet with the acceptance of evolutionary science, some now claim that this is not the case. Those who believe that the earth is millions or billions of years old will not accept that God fully formed the human Adam …

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Feb 11

Terry Mortenson – When Was Adam Created?

Introduction When did Adam come into existence? Evolutionists say Homo sapiens came into existence 200,000 to 400,000 years ago (depending on which evolutionist you consult, because they do not all agree on what a Homo sapiens is). Can we harmonize that with the teaching of God’s Word? Today, many Christians, including many leaders and scholars, …

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Nov 13

Russell Grigg – Pre-Adamic Man: Were there Human Beings on Earth before Adam?

Could there have been human creatures, commonly called ‘pre-Adamites’, living on Earth before God created Adam? Many readers, no doubt, will think this a foolish question, but it is, in fact, the belief of many evangelicals. And leading ‘progressive creationist’ Hugh Ross teaches something similar when he says that “bipedal, tool-using, large-brained primates roamed Earth …

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Nov 08

Andrew Sibley – Adam as the Protoplast: Views from the Early Church in Response to the Archetypal View

Modern theologians concerned with harmonising Christian belief with the theory of evolution question the historicity of Adam and Eve as the first-formed individuals and seminal heads of the whole human race. Instead, Adam and Eve are seen as federal heads, or archetypes of humanity according to John Walton — just one couple amongst other humans …

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Oct 22

Simon Turpin – Genesis 2: Defending the Supernatural Creation of Adam

Today, there is a significant paradigm shift taking place within the evangelical academy in its approach to understanding the identity of Adam. Due to a mixture of biblical and secular reasons, an increasing number of evangelical scholars are beginning to deny the supernatural creation of Adam. Genesis 2:4–25 clearly identifies Adam as the first man …

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May 16

Simon Turpin – How Do Some Among You Say There Is No Adam?

1 Corinthians 15: Adam and the Gospel Introduction: Greek Philosophy and the Rejection of Adam The Apostle Paul often found himself in a cultural context in which he had to deal with many objections to the Christian faith. In 1 Corinthians 15, for example, the Corinthian congregation was questioning the future resurrection of believers: “How …

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Apr 11

Michael Boling – Lessons From the Garden: Existence, Relationships, and Processes – The Tragedy of Sin

Something happened in Genesis 3 that shifted the course of history and impacted the entire universe. It seemed like such an innocent or unimportant action as after all, what is the big deal with eating something? We all need to eat right? Shouldn’t we as humans be able to decide for ourselves our own actions …

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Oct 10

David Garner – Uncreating Adam: Part Two

Marriage, History and Theology With magisterial grace, the Bible weds Christian theology to the male/female distinctions in God’s creation of marriage. Space permits only a brief consideration of this mysterious and intricate knot. Adam and Eve are one flesh, but they are not one person. Their union is vital and real, yet for that to …

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Aug 05

Hans Madueme – Some Reflections on Enns and The Evolution of Adam: A Review Essay

The gist of this new book by Peter Enns is that evangelicals should revise their expectations of Genesis and Paul—with reference to Adam and the fall—in order to relieve perceived tensions between Christianity and evolution. This thesis turns out to be controversial. On the one hand are evangelicals who disagree with Enns and judge his …

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Jul 20

Dr. Terry Mortenson – The Fall and the Problem of Millions of Years of Natural Evil

A very controversial issue within the church today involves the question of millions of years of animal death, disease, predation, extinction and other natural evils, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Can this evolutionist view of the history of natural evil be harmonized with the Bible? In particular, is the Bible’s teaching on the …

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