This is in response to the article currently making the rounds…
I am not convinced, though, that the editors at Christianity Today have accurately defined the stakes in the discussion. In particular it seems to me that the description of the gospel as problem (Adam’s sin) and solution (Christ’s life, death, and resurrection) is not a sufficiently complete understanding of the story we have in Scripture. I don’t think the incarnation is a response to a problem, rather it is a part of the plan of God from the very beginning. Whether we have Adam, Eve, a garden and an apple, or some other history represented by this story, rebellion and redemption was, for some reason known to God, part of the plan. Christ was present from the beginning and in Him we live and move and have our being.
My post is coming shortly…
- Adam and Eve: the ultimate standoff between science and faith (and a contest!) (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
- 10,000 Adams and Eves (geneveith.com)
- The Bible and Creeds (exegete77.wordpress.com)
- The Search For Adam And Eve (via Christianity Today) (mgpcpastor.wordpress.com)