Since the nineteenth century, many Christian theologians have been converted to the theory of evolution – a theory whose scientific tenability they are not qualified to assess, but which they are unlikely to give up. The majority of recent books by Christian academics on this subject have all but surrendered the entire field of origins to an evolutionary "molecule-to-man" view of reality. The central thesis of this book is that those who accept the theory of general evolution cannot at the same time be orthodox Christians because the matter of origins does not belong at the periphery but at the heart of the Christian message.
EICC Fellow Willem Ouweneel explains how asking foundational questions about the field of biology led him to pursue degrees in philosophy and theology, and what's at stake if we abandon the doctrine of a historical Adam created by God from the dust.
Obedience to God's laws and norms is a matter of real-world significance. This is true for agriculture and every other type of cultural pursuit.
Since the beginning, man was called to cultivate God's creation into a godly civilization, this involved work, and only work done in obedience to God can bring blessing, while work done in rebellion reaps futility and frustration.
Human beings are inherently sexual creatures, created male and female, in the image of God. It should not surprise us, then, that revolt against God is expressed in decidedly sexual ways.
Babel's rebellion of autonomous man-centred religion is present with us today, but, in Christ, God is establishing an everlasting kingdom which will shatter all kingdoms of men.