A toddler shows defiance, disobeys or displays selfishness. Someone comments, “That’s original sin’s impact.”
Has Adam’s sin affected us and if so how? Are we culpable of sin at birth? Might we be born with a depraved nature bent upon evil? Is mortality our only inheritance?
Continue reading “Original Sin”
When people express a desire to baptize their babies, they might do so for many reasons. The motivation might be to fit in with their family’s religious or cultural traditions. Familial acceptance can provide a powerful force. Or perhaps a priest or preacher might have told them it is necessary. There can also be a concern that their baby is spiritually lost until this is accomplished.
If we are going to allow the Bible to shape our understanding regarding whether babies should be baptized, here is what we discover: Continue reading “Baptizing babies”
Do people sometimes regard doctrine as splitting insignificant theological hairs and being irrelevant? While humanity has indeed invented some hair splitting antics, biblical teaching is anything but trivial or irrelevant.
What Paul wrote about God’s judgment reveals volumes about the state of humanity’s nature. Does this have practical ramifications? You betcha. Continue reading “If babies inherit Adam’s sin, Paul’s argument fails”
by Barry Newton
Ever reflect upon the various ways people use the word “nature” or whether the nature of someone or something can change? Consider this collage. Continue reading “The nature of things in Ephesians 2:3”
People in Scripture are flesh and blood. Continue reading Poetic distress
Original events in biblical history demonstrate the divine intent of what we should believe and practice Continue reading Retroculture and Original Events