Mythical Adam = Mythical Gospel

Many of our readers probably know that some in broadly Christian circles debate whether Adam and Eve were real, actual, historical people.  Some believe, based on the theory of evolution, that Adam and Eve were either not the first humans or they are simply myths or symbols God used to describe some truths.  Historic Christianity,… Continue reading Mythical Adam = Mythical Gospel

“Flesh” (Sarx) in Paul’s Epistles

The Greek word ‘sarx’ (flesh) is often a difficult word to translate and define in Paul’s epistles.  Most Bible translations use more than a few English words for the Greek word ‘sarx.’  For example, some translations use “human body,” “body,” “person,” “sinful flesh,” “earthly,” “physical,” “natural,” or other similar words to translate ‘sarx.’  So what… Continue reading “Flesh” (Sarx) in Paul’s Epistles

How Do Human Beings Differ From Animals?

In one section of his excellent book, Seven Truths That Changed The World, Ken Samples explains how human beings differ from animals.  It might seem like a no-brainer to some, but this is important to remember when evolutionary theories are creeping into Christian circles and churches.  (Note: as usual, I’ve edited this list to keep… Continue reading How Do Human Beings Differ From Animals?

The Meaning, Purpose, and Dignity of Mankind

“The creature is not self-existent.  It has not assumed its nature and existence of itself or given it to itself.  It did not come into being by itself.  It does not consist by itself.  It cannot sustain itself.  It has to thank its creation and therefore its Creator for the fact that it came into… Continue reading The Meaning, Purpose, and Dignity of Mankind

Why DID We Crucify Him?

  I'm still thinking critically about the present-day view of Jesus, the view of which Deepak Chopra advocates by painting a rosy-cozy picture of a "third" Jesus.  Awhile back we saw Machen's comments that were excellent and appropriate.  From a different "tradition," here's Bishop Willimon's take on this whole thing. "It is odd that we have made even Jesus into such a quivering mass of affirmation… Continue reading Why DID We Crucify Him?