• Is it acceptable to interpret Adam as an allegory, not a historical person? Question and Answer

    Genesis 1-3

    SPROUL: This issue is really becoming hot in our day, and it’s critical. It’s critical not only for the teachings of Genesis, but for the teachings of the Apostle Paul and of the Lord Jesus Christ. If you negotiate Adam’s headship of the human race and try to mix it up with theistic evolution, you’re on a roller coaster without any brakes. MACARTHUR: The question I always ask about this is: Where in the Bible did you come to that conclusion? Where is that in Scripture? That’s not in Genesis. The next question would be, Do you believe the account … View Resource

  • Why did God rest after the six days of creation? Question and Answer

    Genesis 2:1-3

    I don’t know, ultimately, the answer to that. But what I do see in that account is this: after the six days of creation, God rested on the seventh day and hallowed it. This says to me that the ultimate purpose of creation is holiness. We tend to focus our attention on the sixth day, on the creation of human beings. That’s the penultimate purpose. The ultimate purpose is that everything He creates in the first six days will redound to His honor, His glory, and the communion of His holiness. This transcript is from an … View Resource