Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Last time we looked at the principle of the cohesiveness of Scripture, that is, its character of being so interrelated that to deny or diminish one single thing will create havoc with the whole. I took for example the case of Adam. The entire biblical doctrine of sin rests for its validity on the historic reality of Adam’s first transgression. Romans 5:19 reads; by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners.
But that isn’t all. Death, the penalty for sin finds its source back to Adam as well. 1Corinthians 15:21, 22 declares; For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Those who reject a literal Adam, usually also hold to some kind of evolutionary development and to a earth that is almost infinitely old. To do that, they have to postulate the birth and death of millions of creatures before the emergence of the human race.
But that not only denies the Creation story, it denies the declaration of the New Testament that the event of Death came as a result of Adam’s sin. If death came by Adam, then there was no death before Adam, so how do you explain millions of years of death and struggle in evolution’s survival of the fittest.
No, the Bible is a cohesive whole. We accept it all, or we can reject it all, but we cannot be selective in what we wish to believe.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.