HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE

OUR HISTORY IN ADAM

Romans 5:12

  1. THERE ARE TWO INESCAPABLE FACTS WHICH DEMAND AN EXPLANATION
    1. The Universality Of Sin
      1. It Is Present Everywhere
      2. It Is Present In Everybody Everywhere
    2. The Universality Of Death
  2. THE APOSTLE PAUL PROVIDES THE EXPLANATION (5:12)
    1. Sin Entered The World Through One Man
      1. Not the Devil
      2. Not The Woman
    2. Death Entered The World Through That One Sin
    3. All The Graveyards Of This World Can Trace Their Origin Back To That One Act
      1. Death Is Fundamentally A Penal Sentence
      2. The Believer Yearns For Victory Over This Predator
    4. This Is True Because All Men Sinned In Adam
      1. Heretical Views Of Original Sin
        1. Pelagius (We All Copied Adam's Example)
        2. Arminius (We All Inherited Adam's Corrupted Nature)
      2. The Conservative View Of Original Sin (We All Participated In It)
        1. Cocceius' Federalism (Federal Headship)
        2. Augustine's Realism (Seminal View)