george murphy wrote:
> To speak here of "one's favored theological theories" suggests that Paul
> and I are arguing for some idiosyncratic notion rather than the historic belief
> of the Christian church that Adam is representative of all humanity. This is the
> natural reading of St. Paul, and to challenge it raises serious questions about
> the claims which St. Paul makes in the passages in Rom. & I Cor. The naive idea
> that theological statements are somehow unreal and that in order to say something
> "really real" about Adam we have to identify him as a person with a certain
> height, weight, & social security number
> (000-00-0001?) is the source of a great deal of concordist activity which may be
> merely a waste of time but can cause definite harm.
George, I must say again your opinion that Adam was not the literal lfather of all
of mankind is news to me within the Christian Faith. I know of no denomination that
teaches such a thing -- from Baptist to Roman Catholic. Can you name those which do
Clever remarks, like "SSN 000-00-0001" sound good but add no weight to the argument.
It seems to me, George, that your theology is not Christian mainstream either.
Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
In any consistent theory, there must
exist true but not provable statements.
You can only find the truth with logic
If you have already found the truth
without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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