• The Logic of Adam and Eve

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    The Logic of Adam and Eve | Jim Stump

    Adam and Eve are “sufficient” for bringing about Christ’s work, but not “necessary.” Read More >

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  • What is the Theological Meaning of Creation in Scripture?

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    What is the Theological Meaning of Creation in Scripture? | Jim Stump

    If the creation accounts in Scripture are not meant to communicate scientific and historical details the way we expect science and history to be written today, what are they meant to ... Read More >

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  • Creation Ex Nihilo

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    Creation Ex Nihilo | Jim Stump

    The doctrine of creatio ex nihilo is not just saying that there was no matter for God to work from, it is articulating how different God is from the kinds of things we find in the uni... Read More >

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  • Evolution and the Fall

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    Evolution and the Fall | Jim Stump

    Though Augustine was an important and influential voice in the development of church doctrine, we must remember that he was not infallible and had access to different resources than w... Read More >

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  • Creation and Sovereignty: What does it mean that God’s in charge?

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    Creation and Sovereignty: What does it mean that God’s in charge? | Jim Stump

    We want God to control and determine things enough to guarantee that the good guys win in the end; but not so much that God is on the hook for everything bad that happens along the wa... Read More >

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  • Did Deism Lead to Natural Theology?

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    Did Deism Lead to Natural Theology? | Jim Stump

    Reason alone is no more capable of delivering a consensus about God and religious truths than human efforts to interpret Scripture.   Read More >

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  • 4 Theological Objections to Evolution

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    4 Theological Objections to Evolution | Jim Stump

    In Chapter 6 of David Fergusson’s book Creation, he gives four specifically theological challenges with which theologians have wrestled since Darwin introduced his theory. Read More >

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  • What does ET have to do with the Doctrine of Creation?

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    What does ET have to do with the Doctrine of Creation? | Jim Stump

    We have to find a balance between maintaining the importance of humanity in God's creation without pretending the universe revolves around us.  Read More >

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