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by Dr. Adam Harwood
Associate Professor of Theology
McFarland Chair of Theology
Director, Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry
Editor, Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry

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This review is excerpted from the most recent edition of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, published by NOBTS and edited by Dr. Harwood. The edition’s theme is “Chaplaincy: Ministering in Caesar’s House,” with many of the articles arising from papers presented at the conference on this theme sponsored by the NOBTS Institute for Faith and the Public Square.

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Dr. Adam Harwood, 2013 John 3:16 Presentation, Part 4/4

Below is a portion of a March 21-22, 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentation.

Read the Baptist Press article about the conference here: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=39992

A free e-book containing the 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentations is scheduled to be released at SBC Today on May 30, 2013.

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Objection: What about the Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness?

            Calvinistic brothers in the SBC sometimes object: Isn’t the imputation of Christ’s righteousness a response to the imputation of Adam’s guilt? My reply: No. What does the Bible teach us about the righteousness of God? Romans 3:21-22 states: “The righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it–the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.” 3:28: “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.” Consider 4:5: “And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness…”

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Dr. Adam Harwood, 2013 John 3:16 Presentation, Part 3/4

Below is a portion of a March 21-22, 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentation.
Read the Baptist Press article about the conference here: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=39992
A free e-book containing the 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentations is scheduled to be released at SBC Today on May 30, 2013.
For audio CDs of the 2013 John 3:16 Conference, click the banner below/right.

Historical Theology:

Have Christian theologians denied inherited guilt?

            In A Theology for the Church, Stan Norman writes: “First, the Augustinian doctrine of original sin has exerted profound influence upon the theology of the church. Since his time, theologians have affirmed, rejected, or modified the Augustinian position.” Norman adds: “Second, no consensus exists within Christianity on the effects of sin upon humanity.”[1] Many theologians have denied inherited guilt.

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Dr. Adam Harwood, 2013 John 3:16 Presentation, Part 2/4

Below is a portion of a March 21-22, 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentation.
Read the Baptist Press article about the conference here: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=39992
A free e-book containing the 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentations is scheduled to be released at SBC Today on May 30, 2013.
For audio CDs of the 2013 John 3:16 Conference, click the banner below/right.

Biblical Theology: For what does God hold people accountable and under condemnation, their own sin or the sin of Adam?

            Let’s affirm what the Bible affirms and resist any theological system–even our own–which demands we affirm more than the Bible clearly reveals. Throughout the Bible, people give an account to God. He judges their sinful thoughts, attitudes, and actions–with no mention of Adam’s guilt

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Dr. Adam Harwood, 2013 John 3:16 Presentation, Part 1/4

Below is a portion of a March 21-22, 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentation.
Read the Baptist Press article about the conference here: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=39992
A free e-book containing the 2013 John 3:16 Conference presentations is scheduled to be released at SBC Today on May 30, 2013.
For audio CDs of the 2013 John 3:16 Conference, click the banner below/right.

Who is Guilty of Adam’s Sin?

Adam Harwood, Ph.D.

            I was in preschool when Dr. Vines and other SBC pastors led the Conservative Resurgence. By God’s grace and through their efforts, my generation–and subsequent generations–have grown up in Southern Baptist churches with this firm commitment: The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. On behalf of those generations who are beneficiaries of God’s grace to His churches through your efforts, I thank God for you.

And I’m grateful for the invitation to address this doctrinal question: Who is guilty of Adam’s sin? In this presentation, I plan to do five things:

1.  Identify Two Christian Views on the Guilt of Adam’s Sin
2.  Examine Key Portions of Romans 5:12-21
3.  Present Biblical, Theological, Historical Support for One of the Two Views
4.  Answer a Theological Objection
5.  Consider the Implications for the SBC

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