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
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 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 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
It’s Easter time when Christians direct their attentions to the Cross and meditate on the redemptive work of Christ. As I listen to young preachers deliver their messages this Easter season, it has come to my attention, and is increasingly obvious to me, that many do not seem to have a firm footing in Orthodox … Continue reading Did Christ Literally Bear Our Sins on the Cross?
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?
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
Titus 2:13 says, we're "looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ." It has always been the emphasis of the apostles and early church fathers to have the expectancy and anticipation of the coming of our Lord before them. They always lived life as if he were … Continue reading The Rapture of the Church Notes
During the tenure of the great orator Henry Ward Beecher, a visiting minister (Beecher’s brother) once substituted for the popular pastor. A large audience had already assembled to hear Beecher, and when the substitute pastor stepped into the pulpit, several disappointed listeners began to move toward the exits. That’s when the minister stood and said … Continue reading If I be lifted up…
I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats My bread has lifted up his heel against Me.’ “From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you … Continue reading The Suicide of an Immortal Soul