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

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

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...

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...

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....
In Defense of the Historical Adam

In Defense of the Historical Adam

The cover story in Christianity Today in June 2011 was “The Search for the Historical Adam”. The subtitle read, “Some scholars believe genome science casts doubt on the existence of the first man and woman. Others say the integrity of the faith requires it.” The...

The Quest for the Historical Adam – A Review

The Quest for the Historical Adam – A Review

The intriguing title, The Quest for the Historical Adam, by William VanDoodewaard, is patterned after Albert Schweitzer’s (in)famous The Quest for the Historical Jesus (1910). But rather than a focus on the “last Adam,” VanDoodewaard focuses on the first Adam. And...

Did Bible Authors Believe in a Literal Genesis?

Did Bible Authors Believe in a Literal Genesis?

Anyone who has read the Bible very much will recognize that there are different kinds of literature in the Old and New Testaments. There are parables, poetry, prophetic visions, dreams, epistles, proverbs, and historical narrative, with the majority being the latter....

Interpretations of the Genesis Creation Narrative

Interpretations of the Genesis Creation Narrative

With the influence of evolutionary and humanistic constructs which gained prominence during the latter stages of the nineteenth century cultural and academic milieu, alternative interpretations of creation became vogue. The increasing pressure from the scientific...

Is Genesis 1 Literal, Literalism, or Literalistic?

Is Genesis 1 Literal, Literalism, or Literalistic?

Young earth creationists, or rather biblical creationists, are often accused of being over-literal in their interpretation of Genesis 1. Regrettably, this accusation caricaturizes this position as a “literalistic interpretation”, which is unfortunate since biblical...

Seven Reasons Why We Should Not Accept Millions of Years

Seven Reasons Why We Should Not Accept Millions of Years

There is an intensifying controversy in the church all over the world regarding the age of the earth. For the first 18 centuries of church history, the almost universal belief of Christians was that God created the world in six literal days, roughly 4,000 years before...

An Interview with Dr. Robert Carter

An Interview with Dr. Robert Carter

T4L: Hello, Dr. Carter! Could you give us the elevator ride introduction to yourself and your ministry? Dr. Carter: Creation Ministries International was started in Australia nearly 40 years ago. Today, we have an international team of about 30 speakers operating out...

Science and Biblical Authority

Science and Biblical Authority

As a scientist and Christian, I have come to the conclusion that the Bible serves as an essential foundation for understanding science, in the past and present. While I would expect atheists to object to this concept, I find that even many Christians object. Why is...