Re: Evolution and the Fall

Murphy (
Wed, 09 Apr 1997 17:24:55 -0400

Pattle Pun wrote:

> The first position goes against Pauline
> theology which stresses the historical significance of the first Adam and
> the Fall as the pre-requsite for the incarnation and redemption of Jesus
> Christ (Rm. 5).

This is a considerable overstatement. Yes, Paul understood Adam
to be an historical figure. But that he "stresses" this is, IMO, an
assertion which cannot be supported. What he stresses is the reality of
sin and God's free gift of justification in Christ.
George Murphy