The Historical Adam: Denis O. Lamoureux
Adam, Where Art Thou?
It only stands to reason that since Paul embraced this ancient astronomy and ancient geography, he also accepted ancient biology and the de novo creation of humans. In Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15, the Holy Spirit once again accommodated in permitting an ancient scientific concept, the de novo creation of Adam, to be used as an incidental vessel for transporting the inerrant spiritual truths that humans are sinners and God judges us for our sins. But the very Good News in these two Pauline chapters is that the Second Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ, died for our sins and opens the way for us to restore our relationship with our Creator.
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Denis Lamoureux is an Associate Professor of Science and Religion at St. Joseph's College in the University of Alberta, Canada. He is a self-described "evolutionary creationist" who lectures and writes widely on the topic. Lamoureux is the author of Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution and I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution.
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