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Why Did Jesus Have to Die on the Cross and Live a Perfect Life?

Why Does Sin Come Through Adam and Not Eve?

Aired January 25, 2019

Episode 105 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions on people's dreams of heaven and hell, helping those disillusioned with church, how different denominations can have unity.

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Episode 105 Show Notes

Why Does Sin Come Through Adam and Not Eve?

From the Show

Why did sin come through Adam and not Eve?

We [live in] a very individualistic society where it's very hard for us to believe that something that someone did so long ago, so far away, affects us, but it's not hard for people living in other societies to understand. If you have trouble believing that the sin of one man, Adam, can be imputed or credited to all of us, then you're going to have just as much trouble believing that the righteousness of one man, namely Christ, can be credited to all of us.

They rest on the same principle here…. I'm a sinner because of Adam. We may all have political opinions and we may be voters, but we don't make decisions for the country every day, our representative does. God established Adam in the beginning to be our representative head and Adam failed and Christ succeeded where Adam failed. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Dr. Horton, I recently read a book about someone having a dream about them going to hell and being told about Jesus. Does God work through visions and dreams? What should I think about their account of hell?

2. I have a friend who stopped going to church because he thinks that Christians are too intolerant. At first, I tried to object to that stereotype, but his interactions with other Christians haven’t been models of Christ-likeness. Some Christian people have treated him in very sinful ways and have said horrible things about him that I know aren’t true. What should I do to help my friend see that Jesus is bigger than our sin?

3. In Isaiah chapter 11 he speaks about a wolf dwelling with a lamb and a leopard lying down with a young goat. Is Isaiah talking about heaven? And does this mean that there will be animals in heaven?

4. When Jesus prayed that the church would be one it didn’t seem like he had in mind that there would be multiple denominations. How do we reconcile this with that fact that it would seem like God would answer Jesus’ prayer for unity? What should we as Christians be doing to achieve unity?

5. Revelation 22:17 say, “And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” Does this mean that anyone could be saved? And if salvation is free why don’t more people accept Jesus as Lord?

6. In the opening of 1 Corinthians Paul says that they are sanctified and they are saints. But throughout the letter it doesn't seem like they are saints at all but childish and sinful. Was Paul being sarcastic or was he speaking literally?


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