Category: The Beginning of Redemptive History through the Lives of Adam and Eve

The Beginning of Redemptive History through the Lives of Adam and Eve

E-Book PDF: Open in New Window | DownloadSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSTo download or view the the issue as a PDF please click on: The Beginning of Redemptive History Few issues are as controversial in the church today as the debate that surrounds the issue of Adam being a real person in real history. This debate centers more around one’s convictions about the Bible itself and its authority than it does about Adam and science. How one understands the first eleven chapters of Genesis is foundational to one’s understanding of humanity,...

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Adam, Eve, the Gospel, and the Truthfulness of Scripture

The historicity of Adam is one of the most debated issues in modern Christianity. There are many who simply do not believe Adam and Eve existed, even within the Church. Some scholars do not believe that the existence of a literal Adam and Eve is crucial to Christian doctrines of the Fall and Redemption. William Dembski, college professor and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, writes: “The theodicy the defense of God’s goodness in view of the existence of evil developed in this book is certainly compatible with a literal Adam and Eve. But it...

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What If My Pastor Avoids Genesis?

Why are Adam and Eve some of the last people to visit our churches? After all, Genesis is the starting point and foundation of God’s revelation about redemption! Well, if you really want to open doors, you need to know the stumbling blocks pastors must overcome. A few months ago I was in a private, frank meeting with about twenty old-earth and young-earth Christian theologians and scientists. We were discussing ways to resolve our differences on the interpretation of Genesis because we agreed that this issue is critical to the church. At the end of our two-day discussion, an...

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Recommended Reading on Astronomy, Geology, Apologetics, and More

This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering the topics of Adam as a real person in real history and science. We are living in a time when many people are questioning whether Adam is a real person in real history along with a literal reading of Genesis. With this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, it was our hope that readers would grow, not only in their understanding of Genesis and science but also the greater redemptive storyline of Scripture If you’ve found this subject interesting and want to study the issue further, please check out the recommended reading list below. These books are at the top of this genre in both excellence and readability. I promise you’ll find them worthwhile. Archaeology & Anthropology Dr. Jack Cuozzo, Buried Alive (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1998). Duane Gish, Evolution: The Fossils Still Say No! (San Diego, CA: Creation-Life Publishers, 1979). Marvin Lubenow, Bones of Contention (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1992). Astronomy Dr. Don DeYoung, Astronomy and the Bible: Questions and Answers (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2000). Dr. Danny Faulkner, Universe by Design (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2004). Dr. D. Russell Humphreys, Starlight and Time (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 1994). Dr. Jason Lisle, Taking Back Astronomy (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2006). Alex Williams and Dr. John Hartnett, Dismantling the Big Bang (Green Forest,...

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Lessons from the Garden: The Theological Importance of No Animal Death Before Sin

Other than the discussion over the issue of how long the days of Genesis 1 are, arguably one of the most heated debates among evangelicals on the issue of origins is whether there was any death and more specifically, whether the is a biblical case for animal death before sin. Typically those who aver the Young Earth Creationist (YEC) or Biblical Creationist model of origins unequivocally state Scripture teaches there was no death, animal or human, before sin. Many might ask why this issue is of any importance when interpreting Scripture. After all, what does it matter if animals died as...

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