God’s secret wisdom.

Paul speaks in 1st Corinthians about God’s secret wisdom. And what is that secret wisdom? It’s none other then Jesus Christ, who was destined for our glory before time began.

The secret of God’s wisdom is that in Christ, all of humanity is freely offered relationship with God. Just as in Adam, all have sinned. Just as all nations came from the seed of Adam, all nations and sinned against God and each other: Men, women and children, are freely invited to have relationship with God, the forgiveness of sins, and receive the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.

This then is God’s secret wisdom, unveiled for all, to plainly see.

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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1 Response to God’s secret wisdom.

  1. tildeb says:

    But we know that we do NOT descend from Adam and Eve, that the Genesis story of a founding couple is not historically true. Yet here you are (again) asserting that it is. You can’t do this, Craig. You can’t just make up facts based solely on your contrary belief to what we know is true in reality.

    (From WEIT)

    The scientific evidence shows that Adam and Eve could not have existed, at least in the way they’re portrayed in the Bible. Genetic data show no evidence of any human bottleneck as small as two people: there are simply too many different kinds of genes around for that to be true. There may have been a couple of “bottlenecks” (reduced population sizes) in the history of our species, but the smallest one not involving recent colonization is a bottleneck of roughly 10,000-15,000 individuals that occurred between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago. That’s as small a population as our ancestors had, and—note—it’s not two individuals.

    Further, looking at different genes, we find that they trace back to different times in our past. Mitochondrial DNA points to the genes in that organelle tracing back to a single female ancestor who lived about 140,000 years ago, but that genes on the Y chromosome trace back to one male who lived about 60,000-90,000 years ago. Further, the bulk of genes in the nucleus all trace back to different times—as far back as two million years. This shows not only that any “Adam” and “Eve” (in the sense of mitochondrial and Y-chromosome DNA alone) must have lived thousands of years apart, but also that there simply could not have been two individuals who provided the entire genetic ancestry of modern humans. Each of our genes “coalesces” back to a different ancestor, showing that, as expected, our genetic legacy comes from many different individuals. It does not go back to just two individuals, regardless of when they lived.

    These are the scientific facts. And, unlike the case of Jesus’s virgin birth and resurrection, we can dismiss a physical Adam and Eve with near scientific certainty.

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