THE OLD MAN DIED (AND HE'S DEAD!)
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Release date: June 2016.
“It’s all Adam’s fault!”
OK. Then you have just condemned yourself to a Christless eternity!
Reflect carefully on the statement just made.
In an earlier volume on the doctrine of original sin: Condemned Already, we noted, that if Adam is to be blamed for our condemnation, then we have to address the reason for his condemnation. Adam was innocent until he sinned in regard to the prohibition of the Tree of Life. At that point he “died”. Spiritually he was cut-off and alienated from God and out of fellowship.
The situation for Adam is clear enough. He was innocent, and then became a sinner, by sinning. We can easily identify the CAUSATIVE sin that was responsible for his demise—his default in regard to the Tree of Life. But if Adam’s sin is the CAUSATIVE sin that constitutes me a sinner—and that is the majority view—then I am condemned to a Christless eternity, all because of Adam’s sin.
Supposedly in solidarity with the human race, every man woman and child of all time is condemned—not on his own account—but because of Alien Guilt inherited from Adam.
Adam’s sin is thus my sin.
The tragedy is, if Adam’s sin IS CAUSATIVE for me (but I don’t believe that it is) and for my condemnation (Condemned Already), then the only way that I can reverse that situation is to address the CAUSATIVE sin. But it is not my sin! And I can’t repent of another person’s sin. I can’t repent of Adam’s sin. I can’t address the foundational issue. So I can’t address the cause of my condemnation, and therefore I can’t be saved!
The seriousness of this situation seems to escape most theologians. Why? This is serious.
This critical issue was the basis of that first volume, and was the central issue that was addressed, demonstrating that we are each personally CULPABLE and responsible to God for our sin—the CAUSATIVE sin that constituted EACH of us as a sinner. And hence we are condemned JUSTLY and PERSONALLY.
Thus God is just in His demands and fair in his expectations based upon the finished work of Christ.
We now move on to the next step—the role of the Christian in terms of his individual accountability and culpability for his own sins as a Christian. Does he sin because he can’t help it, because he has an “Old Man”? Is it his “sin-nature”? Or why do you sin?