In the old King James Bible, Isaiah 45:7 read: “I [the LORD] create evil.” The Hebrew word for “evil”, ra`, means “bad” in a broad sense. Modern Bible versions tend to narrow it down by translating “adversity”, “calamity”, etc. But what about morally bad things? Does God have a hand in wickedness? Did he create … Continue reading Does God create evil?
Introduction Conclusion Questions Reading/listening questions Discussion questions In what way are we like Adam and Eve before their fall? In what way are we different?How do we learn to sin?Is it fair to say that we are “totally unable to do any good”?How does this teaching of “original sin” and “total depravity” help us when … Continue reading Our corruption (LD 3, q&a 7-8)
Following the teaching of the Bible, we confess that we are sinners from the very beginning of our lives. It is important to know this because it proves our deep need for a Saviour. We speak of original sin, or inherited sin, because our sinfulness can be traced back to Adam. But this raises the … Continue reading The transmission of sin