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

Some Thoughts on Covenant Continuity

While Abraham, Moses and Israel enjoyed ever more specific and progressive covenants with God, the rest of the world remained under the Covenant of Works given to Adam. Now, Gentiles who are saved by the New Covenant trace their covenantal roots not to Moses but directly to Abraham. Rom. 4:8-12 (ESV) ...blessed is the man … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Covenant Continuity

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