A Brief Note on Contextualizing the Bible (Especially OT)

| July 31, 2009

One of the responders accuse me of being extrabiblical in my approach to Romans 5:12. Actually, I’m being explicitly biblical, since I refuse to de-contextualize the Bible in favor of rendering interpretations that are comfortable, or that are European, American, or anything else besides the original culture in which the Bible was inspired. My approach […]

Romans 5:12 and the Fate of the Unborn, Infants, and Other Human Beings Who Cannot Believe From Birth

| July 29, 2009

Thanks for your patience with this thread. I hope you see that what follows is another “theological payoff” to the view I’m articulating. Not only do I think this view of Romans 5:12 simultaneously upholds a real “original sin” in Eden, the effect of that sin on all humanity, the need of all humanity for […]

Some Brief Thoughts on the “Sin Nature” and Reader Follow-Up

| July 19, 2009

I decided I’d post a few quick thoughts on these items before the post on what happens to babies and other innocents. I promise, this is the last post on this part of the topic, unless I get an answer to its final sentence. I’m still getting replies that amount to no more than a […]

A Brief Note of Thanks to Naked Bible Readers

| July 12, 2009

I was reminded again this Sunday morning how rare you folks are, and I’m grateful. What do I mean? In a culture where adults either cannot or (more likely) simply will not think about anything deeply, there’s you.† Agree or disagree, you’re committed to thinking about the Word of God if you read the Naked […]

Back to Romans 5:12 — Replies to Reader Comments

| July 11, 2009

Here we go again – same format as before. COMM: Spiritual death is a Biblical truth that you have not considered in your rejection of original sin… MSH: First, I haven’t rejected original sin. There was an original sin. That’s plain from the text. What I am rejecting is the idea that Adam’s GUILT was […]