The Battle over Adam

As those of you who regularly read this blog know, I recently wrote some blog items about John Walton from Wheaton College and Peter Enns from BioLogos.

John Walton does not regard Genesis 1 as an account of material origins, but one of the creation of the so-called “Cosmic Temple.”

See these links:

Peter Enns regards Adam as a metaphor for Israel (and that the apostle Paul got it wrong in the New Testament thinking Adam was a real first man).

See these links:

Well, the “battle over Adam,” which really is a battle over the authority, inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of Scripture, is going to be heating up. We received an email notification from the office of Christianity Today, a magazine that is certainly not known for standing with conservative biblical Christianity (as it once did). The email stated:

I wanted to give you a heads-up about the cover story in our June issue of Christianity Today. We are going to be doing a Cover Story on the theological controversy regarding the historical Adam (whether Christians need to believe he was a historical figure or not, especially in light of new findings in genetic science).

The reason for the email notification was to solicit advertising of products that may relate to this subject. It is going to be very interesting to see who the authors of the articles are in this issue and what products are advertised.

Friends, we are in a battle in the church today—and it is a battle over the authority of the Word of God. Regardless of how some would try to frame it, the recent occasion of AiG and me being canceled from a particular type of homeschool convention is really a part of this battle that is going to be raging like never before.

I believe the release of our new book, Already Compromised (you can pre-order online) is very timely and much needed. There is very strong teaching in this book that calls the church and Christian schools back to a literal Genesis—and to a literal Adam.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

Ken