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Carl Trueman and the Implications of Adam

Carl Trueman has a very helpful post connecting the theological dots related to the historicity of Adam and to the way in which Evangelicals read the opening chapters of Genesis. His point is that biblical doctrine is always connected and interrelated with itself, with certain basic doctrines supporting other later developments and fulfillments.

We can go further, perhaps, and ask the basic question as to what it is that salvation in Christ, or even “religion,” is supposed to accomplish. If it is only a coherent and meaningful self-narrative, then history is obviously less important. But if that narrative is expected to actually affect the world outside one’s mind, well, then the situation becomes more complicated.

By Steven Wedgeworth

Steven Wedgeworth is the associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. He writes about theology, history, and political theory, and he has taught Jr. High and High School. He is the founder and general editor of The Calvinist International, an online journal of Christian Humanism and political theology, and a Director for the Davenant Institute.