Evolution does not affect our understanding of the need for atonement; that all humans are mortal, prone to sin, and in need of salvation. Brother Thomas and brother Roberts originally believed Adam and Eve were created mortal and prone to sin.      This did not affect their correct understanding of the atonement. They changed their views on this subject  without being re-baptized. Continue reading
The Lampstand insert continued…they now start to focus on Adam’s condition prior to sin: Continue reading
Once again the Lampstand Magazine has produced an unfortunate article which doesn’t fairly reflect the facts on the ground in an article called “Death the Last Enemy (Part 2)” in Volume 23. The article notably fails (as did the last one) to deal with any of the arguments/rationale advanced by those who accept EC. Continue reading
The bible dictates how we should understand things – including human summaries of the gospel. The Lampstand wishes to insist Adam was the first man in their July 2017 insert. We have already dealt with the scriptural differences between Gen 1 and 2 (which deals therefore with Gen 1:27). The second proof text they advance is the view of Adam that Eve was the mother of all living Gen 3:23, as if Adam was someone informed on the state of the world outside the cloistered garden.
Interestingly as old earth creationists, they strictly believe ‘Adam is the first man in the current creation’ (which is not in the bible of course). This is just bad biblical exposition. In the context of 1 Cor 15:45 Adam is the first man and Jesus the last Adam, Adam the first man and Jesus the second (1Cor 15:47). It’s poor exposition to demand Adam was literally first and Christ spiritually second & last. Nothing more nothing less.
In July 2017 The Lampstand Magazine included a unfortunate and inaccurate insert on evolutionary creation. This post deals with their astray commentary on Gen 1-3 in the insert table. Below is a preproduction of their table on Gen 1-3 with a simple repudiation underneath Continue reading
In the July 2017 Lampstand, the following was the first part of an insert. This section of the insert reproduced below was titled “The Bible and Science”. It is a collection of misrepresentations, errors and inconsistencies as will be shown. Continue reading