NPR has a story concerning Evangelicals and their belief in the historical Adam and Eve. Now, I don’t believe in a historical Adam and Eve. But for me, that belief doesn’t take away from the biblical narrative at all.
Anyways, this once again brings up the ongoing debate between science and religion.
“This stuff is unavoidable,” says Dan Harlow at Calvin College. “Evangelicals have to either face up to it or they have to stick their head in the sand. And if they do that, they will lose whatever intellectual currency or respectability they have.”
“If so, that’s simply the price we’ll have to pay,” says Southern Baptist seminary’s Albert Mohler. “The moment you say ‘We have to abandon this theology in order to have the respect of the world,’ you end up with neither biblical orthodoxy nor the respect of the world.”
What do you think? Is the belief in a historical Adam and Eve necessary for Christianity today?
Give the story a listen, read the article. It’s worth it.
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