From: Jan de Koning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Dec 21 2002 - 17:16:37 EST
Jim, I did have long discussions with you before, (I believe in the spring
or early summer, or even before that) and expected that you would at least
say more than just what you said in your reply to George. Again, it shows
the shortcomings of e-mail discussions. Sorry, if I missed your point. I
am, however, very sensitive to sentences like you used, about God. Even if
George said literally what you implied, I do not believe that God created
men to sin in order to be able to send His Son. But all men sin=go against
God's will. They do so voluntarily, wanting to serve themselves. That
says nothing about God's intentions. But God send His Son to take our
guilt upon Himself so as to make us, believers, clean again.
About the substance of this matter, we have written to each other
before. If I remember correctly in the early summer, maybe even
earlier. You ask my "theological stance" (what is that?) about "How sin is
transmitted through the generations."
Before you get turned off: theology is a scientific business, you probably
I believe, that the Bible tells me that; "In Adam all have sinned" "All"
includes me and all other human beings. I may have ways of reading the
Bible, that not everyone agrees with, but I do believe that all of us sin,
and have to ask God to be forgiven every day. We did indeed "inherit" the
tendency to sin.
You may have followed earlier discussions I (and maybe you)participated in
about Gen. 1-11.
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