Tuesday, July 05, 2011

New Post Up at CFSI

My post on the Historical Adam is up at CFSI, here at “Kidder's Korner.” It deals with the different interpretations of the Edenic passages and the problems that the study of modern human origins posits for the traditional evangelical position.

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I think there were two "original" humans who were (is this redundant?) quite human and who, in His sovereignty, God selected to be the first imbued with something quite special—His Image, which i take to mean gave this Adam and Eve previously unavailable opportunity to relate to God in a special way, and know Him intimately and eternally. And while He may have concurrently imbued other humans with this same-said image, He interacted with this pair and marked their failure to be faithful and satisfied with Him by casting them out of the Garden, that special state of unique and intimate fellowship with Him. And so is ushered in a new kind of death—spiritual death. Did all the other humans experience the same thing? Close enough. "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

    I think this general view (federalist, to be sure) agrees well with Paul's use of the fall in proclaiming the Gospel. Spiritual death is the norm for all thanks to Adam's actions which ushered that consequence into our existence. Eternal life—the forgiveness and reconnection with God to the way He desired to relate to His creation—is a possibility thanks be to our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.