Tom Wright responds to Young Earth Creationists

  • Fred Karlson

    This is all well and good, but the harder question is knowing what to do with the hominids who were Adam and Eve’s parents in the evolutionary scheme. Their development implies death and birth in the process, but this is not what Romans 5.12 tells us when it says “by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men.”

  • BenW3

    Unless of course Paul is referring to spiritual death which in fact it is. BW3

  • Fred Karlson

    How can you be so sure?

  • BenW3

    The Genesis story is clear enough that all creatures are mortal. Thats why there is a tree of life in the garden that Adam could have eaten of prior to his disobedience and why he is banished from the garden thereafter. So he would not eat of that tree and thus would die. BW3

  • Fred Karlson

    Expelled from the garden, as a result of sin, Adam and Eve die physically and spiritually. The Bible gives no clues as to physical death prior to this, at least not for humans. This could exclude hominids or pre-humans. How do you explain the story of Eve’s creation from Adam’s side?


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