By Francis A. Schaeffer
Genesis is a publication of origins--the beginning of the universe, the starting place of lifestyles and the beginning of guy. It areas guy in his cosmic surroundings, exhibits his specific uniquness, explains his ask yourself and his flaw, and starts off to track the circulate of human heritage via house and time. Many at the present time, even though, view this booklet as a suite of myths, worthy for realizing the Hebrew brain, possibly, yet not at all a checklist of what relatively occurred. Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer demanding situations that view and exhibits how the 1st 11 chapters of Genesis stand as a great, space-time foundation for answering the harsh questions posed by way of glossy guy.
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In every area and relationship men have lost what finite man could be in his proper place. But there is one thing which he did not lose, and that is his mannishness, his being a human being. Man still stands in the image of God-twisted, broken, abnormal, but still the image-bearer of God. Man did not stop being human. As we have seen in Genesis 9:6 and in James 3:9, even after the Fall men are still in the image of God. Modern man does not see man as fallen, but he can find no significance for man.
And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly: that, as sin reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is clear that Christ is the second Adam, the second founder of the human race. He picks up the covenant of works at the place where Adam forfeited it. As Lazarus Spengler wrote so long ago in 1524: As by one man all mankind fell And, prone to sin, then faced hell, So by one Man, who took our place, We now are sure of God's grace.
You will notice that John the Baptist gives no explanation. He doesn't need to, because the Jews understood the Old Testament emphasis at this particular point. In 1 Corinthians 5:7 Paul calls Christ our Passover in the same way, expecting understanding without explanation. The book of Hebrews repeatedly draws the parallel of the death of Christ and the Old Testament sacrifices. " And, as we have already seen, Revelation 5:11-12 refers to Jesus as the Lamb of God who has been slain and is therefore worthy to receive the power and the glory.