Re: [asa] RE: TE and apologetics

From: David Campbell <>
Date: Wed Sep 16 2009 - 11:32:50 EDT

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Dehler, Bernie
<> wrote:
> Did I ask for TE input for apologetics or evangelism? I think it was for evangelism, wondering if there was a TE version of Billy Graham- one who would preach a gospel based on understanding evolution and NOT Adam/Eve as real people (yes, I understand some accept evolution and a historical Adam, not looking for that kind).

The importance of Adam and Eve for the gospel is primarily as part of
the point that humans are sinful and need salvation. Adam and Eve are
not essential to that point, so probably most presentations of the
gospel do not specifically incorporate Adam and Eve. Conversely,
evolution doesn't especially affect the gospel, either-it gives a
physical account of how we got the way we are, but doesn't tell us
what to do about it, either.

Thus, I'm not sure what you want. Obviously a sermon on Genesis 1-10
or so, and maybe one on other genealogies or references to Adam, would
be different, but that's not a primary component of Christian
evangelism (as opposed to creationist evangelism).

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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