Tag Archives: Garden of Eden

Radix Fidem Curriculum: Conceptualizing

Part 3 (exploring Biblical Law) 1. Conceptualizing We need to think in terms of Biblical Law. It’s a blessing from God that we have the written record of the Covenant of Moses, for it exemplifies Noah, which remains in effect. … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Curriculum: Cosmology

5. Cosmology Jesus spoke often of the Kingdom of Heaven. Within the context of His ministry, the term refers to what would follow the Cross and the end of the Kingdom of Judah. While Judah was a human political entity, … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Curriculum: Privileges

4. Privileges Jesus offers the same shalom as with the Covenant of Moses, but it still requires covenant faithfulness. Jesus is the Lord of His covenant household. He promises all the blessings Israel could have had, and much more, but … Continue reading

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Radix Fidem Curriculum: The Fall and Consequences

2. The Fall and Consequences We weren’t designed for this world, as it now exists. The Bible refers to our fallen condition as the Curse. Creation itself, in particular the natural world around us, is not fallen, but we are. … Continue reading

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Rightly Dividing in the Community of Faith

Let’s return to the contemplation of law and faith. What we call the Law Covenants in the Old Testament always aimed at a covenant of faith. The Law Covenants addressed communities, and helped people focus on the necessities of life … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Atonement

This is a major point of conflict between the Western and Eastern Christian traditions. The Western view is based on tribal Germanic mythology, which bears an inherently vindictive and punitive view of God’s wrath. The image of God that arises … Continue reading

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The Identity of Escape

We live under the Curse of the Fall. For all our efforts, there is absolutely nothing we can do from here to get out, except to die. Meanwhile, we live with the misery of having no purpose, and most people … Continue reading

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