We know a few people were scratching their heads on the final part of the Lampstand’s insert on EC wondering what was up. The table moved on to discuss the devil. Honestly the representation of the EC position is so weird it is hardly worth comment. The other side of the table is not much better – an unbalanced focus on winning an argument against a strawman and this is the result. Below is the table: Continue reading
The Lampstand insert continued…they now start to focus on Adam’s condition prior to sin: Continue reading
For more detail see this post.
For more detail on this subject see this post.
Paul moves on from discussing the implications of the law in his members which dragged him into sin to then discuss Romans 8 – and the triumph of the faithful in God’s love despite their personal failures (as considered in Rom7). Critically he continues the dualistic approach he commenced in Rom 5:12, we are either in Adam/servants of sin/dead/carnal or we are in Christ/servants of God/spiritually minded. Continue reading
Paul describes his natural as carnal/fleshly in Rom7:14 and goes on to with the most pertinent discussion of our nature and our inevitable inability to do what is right in Rom7:17-23 Continue reading
If Paul’s experience, like ours, is that there is always evil present, how asks the special creationist could Adam and Eve be described as a very good? How could Adam & Eve have no knowledge of good and evil if they had a mind like ours and so evil was present with them? Continue reading