Monday, July 18, 2011
Adam No More Real Than Santa?
The following is from Jan Markell’s Understanding the Times newsletter from Olive Tree Ministries, July/August 2011 issue.
Jan’s radio guest on June 18, 2011, Ken Ham, sounded a warning about the June issue of Christianity Today. Ham, and his Answers In Genesis ministry, always attempt to stand for truth with regard to issues related to the book of Genesis. The June issue of CT spends a lot of ink searching for the historical Adam, or more precisely, explaining why we shouldn’t expect there to be one unless we’re willing to redefine what we mean by historical. The issue, which gives a hearing to many opinions, eventually concludes with something analogous to “No, Virginia, there really wasn’t one, but if you think his existence is really foundational to your beliefs, we’ll just agree that the jury is still out and not worry about it. After all, science rules.” In other words, Christianity Today is once again challenging the authority of God’s Word.
The magazine attempts to support a Genesis story that is a nice allegory explaining how God gave human beings a “spiritual and moral nature.” Christianity Today has been moving Left for decades and is coming close to abandoning some tenets of orthodox Christianity.
Now you know why so many apologists refer to CT as “Christianity Astray.”