“There was no miracle wrought in executing the sentence under which Adam and Eve placed themselves . . . We dissent from our correspondent’s ‘notion’ that all creation became corrupt (by which we understand him to mean constitutionally impregnated with corruptibility) at the fall. We believe that the change consequent upon that calamity was moral, not physical. The natural system was the same the day before the fall as the day after.” 
It is little wonder some literalists avoid Eccl 7:29 as a proof text of a change in Adam. Some however love it – particularly those close to the Lampstand Magazine. For discussion in detail see here.
The Spirit of God hath made me, And the breath of the Almighty hath given me life….Behold, I am according to thy wish in God’s stead: I also am formed out of the clay
Could be Adam speaking but is actually Elihu in Job 33:4-6. Adam needed to breathe. Just like Elihu. The point should be obvious.
More “corrections” to the Bible from the literalist collection. There’s something quite disturbing about being told we must agree with so-called fundamentals that are not in the text. If so much has to be read in, is it really fundamental?
The focus on Adam in Genesis largely misses the point that we are all adam. Scripture clearly aligns all humanity with the first couple in its language. Rather than obsess over biology, we should rather take the point of the demonstration of human failure and divine grace which Gen 2-3 portrays. We can chose to be in Adam or in Christ. Focussing on the later would be healthy. Following is a brief exploration of the way scripture links us to Adam… Continue reading
Bro Ken Drage was a member at Watford when the evolution controversy broke in the 1960s. He has written an open letter addressing evolution and some of the history from the debate which centred around Bro Lovelock. The impact of emotion and pressure from others is noteworthy – as is his observation that the 1960’s discussion were civilised though highly charged (such civility is lacking today!). Bro Ken’s letter is reproduced in full below – it should be mandatory reading, so over to Ken… Continue reading
As has well been pointed out an Adam based faith is focused on the wrong man. Jesus is the basis of salvation, Adam brings death, division and failure. Below is a letter from the precursor of the AACE from 1987. The letter was controversial at the time. It demonstrates a range of opinions existed on Adam’s nature in Australia (and the pioneers!). It’s language at times seems unsoundly optimistic about our relationship with sin. However it provides important context on the Australian Unity Agreement which brought two opinions into fellowship. It also makes important observations about what the Unity Agreement did not address Continue reading