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No Backdated Punishment in Eden - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... means no death existed on earth because death is not good (Romans 8:20-22, 1 Corinthians 15). No animals died or were eaten before Adam sinned (Genesis 1:29-30, 9:1-4). Likewise, the Bible doesn’t mention the existence, much less the...
Death Before Sin? - Article
James Stambaugh, M.DIV. - ... plants die. He says: "Some have interpreted this verse (Romans 5:12) as implying that there was no death of any kind before the sin of Adam, and, therefore, only a few days could possibly have transpired between the creation of the first life...
Attracted to Genesis by Magnets and a Bird Book - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... biblical creation truth to me, and the importance of Romans 5:12-21, when I was 18 (see Johnson, J. J. S. 2013. Avoiding Identity Fraud. Acts & Facts. 42 (7): 18-19). Also I recall my mother protesting the tonsillectomy fad because God...
A Historical Adam Is Not Enough - Article
Jake Hebert, Ph.D. - ... as one affirms that human death, at least, began with Adam (Romans 5:12-21). This is because logically Christ’s death on the cross can only pay for our sins if human death really is the penalty for sin. And since a just God would not impose...
Avoiding Identity Fraud - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... approved by Him before they reach us (1 Corinthians 10:13; Romans 8:28; Genesis 50:20). Misplacing a credit card is no trivial concern—identity fraud is a terrible crime and a messy problem to fix. And when one’s personal...
Hugh Ross, ICR, and the Bible - Article
James Stambaugh, M.DIV. - ... spiritual death originated when Adam fell. Commenting on Romans 5:12, Dr. Ross observes: The key point is that Romans 5:12 is addressing neither physical nor soulish death. When Adam sinned, he instantly "died," just as God said he...
Genesis Is History, Not Poetry: Exposing Hidden Assumptions about What Hebrew Poetry Is and Is Not - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... in Christ upon the historicity of the Genesis record (Romans 5:12-21). What Hebrew poetry is and is not. In order to understand why the young English teacher was wrong, we must first recognize that English poetry and Hebrew poetry are...
Romans 5:12: by one man - Study Note
... and made by God, and so was Eve. The entire argument of Romans 5:12-21 becomes irrelevant if the Genesis record of the creation and fall of Adam did not happen just as recorded in Genesis 1–3, and this would mean there is no reality in...
Human Suffering: Why This Isn't the 'Best of All Possible Worlds' - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... Fail Ecology 101. Acts & Facts. 39 (8): 8-9. See also Romans 5:12-21 and 8:21-23. Morris, H. M. 2005. The Long War Against God. Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 154. 1 Peter 1:6-9. See also James 1:2-4. 2 Peter 3:1-13 and...
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