Re: Dating Adam

Dick Fischer (
Thu, 09 May 1996 13:42:36 -0500

At 04:29 PM 5/7/96 -0400, Bill Hamilton wrote:

>While I explained how descent of believers might be spiritual rather than
>physical, I neglected to explain how Adam's sin affects all men if all men
>are not physically descended from him. One possible explanation is that
>Adam served as a representative of all men. By sinning he confirmed the
>sinful nature of all men and therefore sin was impuyted to all men. If the
>sins of all men can be atoned for by the sacirfice of one man (albeit the
>God-Man), then it seems reasonable that sin can be attributed to all men
>because of the representative act of one man.

Bill, if you haven't read my book you sure sound as if you have. In fact,
I like the way you said it better!

Bless you,

Dick Fischer

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