The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 1

This is part-one of a four-part series based on a research paper I drafted while in seminary in 2014. The title of the paper is, The Theological Significance of Adam: A Literary Analysis of Romans 5:12-19 and the Imputation of Adam’s Sin. This paper has been cited by a number of students and other bloggers on … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 1

The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 2

This is part-two of our four-part series on Original Sin and the imputation of Adam’s sin onto the human race.  In part-one of our series we discussed the theological reasons and the importance for this study. Theologically, Adam serves as a foreshadowing, a “type” of Christ in the Scriptures. Therefore, theologically speaking for the typology … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 2

The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 3

The following is part-three of our four-part series on Original Sin. I our last article we discussed some of the literature supporting the various views concerning Adam’s sin and its impact to humanity.  In this article we will discuss the concept of corporate solidarity and the idea of how the actions of one person has an … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 3

The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 4

The following is the conclusion of a four-part series on Original Sin. In part-three of our series, we talked about the imputation of sin and how the guilt of Adam’s sin could be transferred to his descendants, all of humanity.  In this article we will discuss the role Adam plays in the theology of the Apostle … Continue reading The Significance of Original Sin for People Today, Part 4

How About A Do Over?

How many of you remember the movie “City Slickers” released back in 1991. Do you remember the character Phil, played by Daniel Stearns, he had gotten himself into some trouble through adultery with a young lady and his wife had left him, yet he and his buddies embark on their annual vacation living out their childhood dreams on … Continue reading How About A Do Over?

To The Heart Of The Matter

I watched The Pirates of the Caribbean with the kids last weekend.  I found it interesting the emphasis the pirates in the movie placed on "keeping the code."  Have you ever noticed that even people of low morals have a code by which they live. – as if to think that adherence to a certain … Continue reading To The Heart Of The Matter

Muslims On My Street

Muslims were on my street corner last week waving banners that read "Muhammad is the true prophet of God."  They were shouting out at cars and stopping traffic calling Christians to denounce Jesus Christ.  Also last week, Muslims protested in a small Texas town proclaiming their allegiance to the Quran and stating that the federal … Continue reading Muslims On My Street

The Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians

The book of Hosea describes Hosea’s marriage to Gomer and its prophetic meaning for Israel.  Verse one of Hosea provides us with the names of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; kings of Judah, and the name of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.  The span of which, is approximately thirty years leading … Continue reading The Message of Hosea for Contemporary Christians

Abraham’s Dilemma

The scripture says, By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; it was he to whom it was said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.” He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead... … Continue reading Abraham’s Dilemma

They Desire A Better Country

As I reflect on the meaning of Thanksgiving and its beginnings, I cannot help but think of the heart of those faithful men and women who risked all for the love of God; many of them leaving their homes and families to endure hardship and death for many of them. What was their motivation and why … Continue reading They Desire A Better Country