A Realist’s Review of J.V. Fesko’s ‘Death in Adam, Life in Christ,’ Part 2

Continued from Part 1. Fesko's misrepresentations are disturbing. As I read his section on Augustine[23], I thought maybe he had misunderstood Augustine when Fesko claimed that Realism was about a "biological" union in Adam—that Realism claimed a physical presence of all men in Adam. However, after Fesko described the views of Shedd and Baird (the … Continue reading A Realist’s Review of J.V. Fesko’s ‘Death in Adam, Life in Christ,’ Part 2

A Realist’s Review of J.V. Fesko’s ‘Death in Adam, Life in Christ,’ Part 1

By Ken Hamrick As a proponent of the Realistic view, I was interested in this book by J. V. Fesko, Death in Adam, Life in Christ: The Doctrine of Imputation,[1] because it seeks to explain how Covenant Theology deals with imputation on both sides of the Adam-Christ parallel, as well as engaging other views, among … Continue reading A Realist’s Review of J.V. Fesko’s ‘Death in Adam, Life in Christ,’ Part 1

A Strong Argument for Traducianism

Traducianism is the belief that the immaterial nature (the spirit or soul) is propagated from one or both parents. Creationism is the only Christian alternative, the belief that the spirit is created out of nothing. It is my contention that the biblical case for traducianism is strong, and it should not be avoided, as it … Continue reading A Strong Argument for Traducianism

Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

By Ken Hamrick John Murray’s treatment of sanctification, particularly his essay, “The Agency in Definitive Sanctification,” makes some surprising inroads toward grasping the believer’s retroactive, realistic identification with Christ.[1] He does not go as far as to acknowledge that the reality of the spiritual union of Christ in the believer brings a title to all … Continue reading Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

Origin of the Soul: A Defense of Paternal Traducianism

Also posted at SBC Open Forum. By Ken Hamrick Was your soul newly created for you by God, or was it passed down to you from the previous generations, much like your DNA was, and originally came from Adam? This may seem an obscure question, but it is actually foundational to most of theology. Whether … Continue reading Origin of the Soul: A Defense of Paternal Traducianism