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Here’s a wonderful resource that’s worth bookmarking!  The Old Testament professor at The Master’s Seminary has taught in the past on the book of Genesis.  Fortunately for all of us his lectures are online for free!

Here are the videos:

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Sometime today between 12 to 3 PM Pacific Standard Time our blog hit a new milestone: We now have had over one million views of our blog.

Thank you to all those who have read our posts, commented, reblogged and shared our materials via email and social media.  Our hope of all three bloggers is that God’s people would be edified and equipped to think more biblically and also for the lost to see an articulation of the Gospel and a Biblical worldview.  Of course I realize a big niche we fit in is the circle of Reformed believers and those who subscribe to Presuppositional apologetics but I think there’s been great fellowship with all kinds of believers here as well.

We hope the Lord would allow us to write more posts on here.

Here’s the top 10 posts of our blog that made up a good percentage of the million views:

Greg Bahnsen vs Gordon Stein Mp3

What is wrong with this argument?

How to Commit Suicide?

Christmas wish list in Presuppositional Christian Apologetics

Blowing down the House? Part V: Can Presuppositional Apologetics account for Christian diagreements?

THE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS, A POEM

Walter Martin Mp3

Dr. Barrick’s Sunday School Lessons on all of Psalms!

Ray Comfort’s “180” full movie released on Youtube!

Duggar Family 20th Child, and what the Secular leftist’s response tells about their inconsistent morality

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204879Yesterday EvangelZ posted an interview with Old Testament professor Dr. William Barrick concerning the historical Adam.  I thought I post here a compilation of all the posts on our blog related to the subject of the historical Adam.

WRITINGS

Outline of a Biblical Case for the Historical Adam

My response to “Hank” concerning Peter Enns’ theological method

REVIEWS

Review: Four Views on the Historical Adam

Review: Did Adam Exist? by Vern S Poythress

Critical Review of Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism PART 1

OTHER RESOURCES

Interview with Dr. Barrick Concerning the Historical Adam

Dr Barrick Lectures: In the Beginning: Creation and Biblical Authority

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The Historical Adam Barrick

 (Available on Amazon)

For the last few years the historicity of Adam has been a topic of controversy and debate within Evangelical academia.  It comes at no surprise that Zondervan would come out with a book in their Counterpoint series addressing this topic.  Four views are given a hearing in this book represented by Denis O. Lamoureux (Evolutionary Creation View that denies the historical Adam), John Walton (Archetypal Creation View), C. John Collins (Old Earth Creation View), and William D. Barrick (Young Earth Creation View).

Normally I’m cautious about these Four Views book either because I feel better contributors could have been selected or space limitation didn’t allow justice for the complex subject at hand.  With these expectations I must say I thought the book did a better job than I expected.  I’m happy to see some improvements over the years with this genre. The four scholars selected are highly qualified representative of their respective views.  In previous works the format feature the chapters by each school followed by the responses by the other schools; I appreciated that this work also feature a rejoinder to the other schools’ responses, a plus in my opinion in seeing what a counter-rebuttal looks like.  I also appreciated the editors’ decision to have two pastoral reflections that discussed what the implication of the discussion of the historicity of Adam means practically for the Christian (although I must say it seems Gregory Boyd’s essay ended up being more on why Christians should welcome those who deny the historical Adam as brothers and sisters in the faith even in our disagreements).  The two contributors selected for this part were excellent:  Both Gregory Boyd and Philip Ryken are well known for being pastor-scholars.  I thought the pastoral reflection also made their contribution to the discussion of which view one should take on the historical Adam question, and these two essays must not be overlooked or dismiss because its pastoral in nature; in particular I had in mind how Ryken’s essay laid out what an historical or non-historical Adam means theologically for the Christian experience and Gospel witness.

I imagine not many will change their views from reading this book and yet I would say this book is still important and worth buying because it provide a concise summary of each perspective’s argument.  Never had I read a book in Zondervan’s Counterpoint series in which the contributors footnoted their own work as much as they did in this volume but I appreciated this as helpful for those who want to do further research.  One can’t really blame the contributors for footnoting themselves so much since this is a much more complicated subject than most topics in this series since there is immediate question of Adam’s existence and also the undercurrent of one’s understanding of the role of modern science/evolution in interpreting the Genesis 1-3 that formulate one’s conclusion to the Adam question.  Really, this book had only one contributor (Lamoureux) who denied the historical Adam while the other three believed in a historical Adam; and yet all three who agreed on Adam didn’t arrive to their conclusion by the same method necessarily given their divergent view of the role of extra-biblical data (Modern cosmology, science, evolution, Ancient Near East studies) in interpreting Genesis 1-3.

Dr. Barrick has one of the most exegetically rich chapters in the book, and readers will appreciate his grammatical and syntactical observation brought out from Genesis 1-2.  The contributor with the strongest scientific background is Lamoureux but appeared to be the most exegetically weak, where in the responses the other three contributors harped on him for his take on the Hebrew word Raqia and his misleading translation of this term as “firmament.”

NOTE: This book was provided to me free by Zondervan and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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Psalm 22 is one of my favorite Messianic Prophecy in the Old Testament

I also think it’s also great for Presuppositionalists to have this in their toolbag; of course, evidence must be given in a certain fashion in a Van Tillian framework

Dr. William Barrick, Professor of Old Testament in The Master’s Seminary, is currently in a project of writing an exegetical commentary on the Psalms

Several years ago, he taught on Psalms 22, and the audio is available by clicking HERE

His outlines is also available HERE

It is worth listening to, especially in light of Good Friday and Easter this week!

You might be blown away by his insight!

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