Tag Archive: Simon Turpin

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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Oct 07

Simon Turpin – Beware of Theologians “Redefining” Inerrancy

The belief in the Bible’s inerrancy has long been under attack not just from outside the church but also from within. Today there is an increasing number of pastors, theologians, churches, and theological institutes that use the term inerrancy, but it may well be a redefined meaning. Much of this is due to the compromise …

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Sep 25

Simon Turpin – Does God Change His Mind?

Christians have long affirmed that God is unchangeable. In recent years, however, advocates of a theory called open theism have argued that God can and does change and that we can cause that change. They find their support for this in passages such as Genesis 18, where Abraham intercedes before the Lord for Sodom and …

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Sep 05

Simon Turpin – In the Space of Six Days?

The Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) states that God created everything “in the space of six days.” This is repeated in other confessions like the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 and The Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order in 1658. Yet today, many godly men who hold to this confessional believe that the …

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Oct 01

Simon Turpin – Where Does Religion Come From?

Encountering World Religions: Acts 17:16–34 If we want to share the gospel with those of other religions, it is important to know what the Bible says about this. Paul’s speech to the Areopagus in Acts 17:16–34 is the classic text for sharing the gospel with those from different religious backgrounds. In order to engage with …

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Aug 22

Simon Turpin – The Enduring Authority of Scripture, Really?

Introduction Because of the attack on the authority of Scripture over the last few decades, a new 1,248-page book, The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures, edited by New Testament scholar D.A. Carson, was recently released with the aim of defending the authority of the Scriptures. While there are many positive aspects about the book, …

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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 03

Simon Turpin – Did Death of any Kind Exist Before the Fall?

Introduction Death and disease are a heartbreaking reality of the world we live in and daily we hear news stories of people dying as a result of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, disease, and crime. People often ask why death exists in the world if there is a loving God, and many simply assume that death …

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Mar 20

Simon Turpin – Evangelical Commentaries on the Days of Creation in Genesis One

Introduction Why all the fuss concerning one word, yom, especially one that appears to have such little impact on Christian theology? It is probably fair to say that most Christians and Christian leaders today do not accept the days of creation in Genesis 1 as days of 24 hours. Is the text of Genesis then …

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Jun 14

Simon Turpin – The Importance of an Historical Adam

Introduction Each and every generation of Christians will eventually have to face its own theological challenges and will be called “. . . to contend earnestly for the faith which was once and for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). This generation is no different. From childhood we are informed with ideas in our …

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