historicity would also have severe theological consequences, since Jesus, as the “last
Adam” (1 Corinthians 15: 45), came within real history to undo the consequences of
what “the first man, Adam” also did in real history. That is, Adam brought sin and
physical death, in contrast to Jesus who brought righteousness and resurrection from
the dead (cf. Romans 5: 12–19).
In your recently published book Snubbing God: The High Cost of Rejecting
God’s Created Order, you approach contemporary social ills differently
from most commentators, including Christian ones; you highlight the
connection between God’s creatorhood and His having a created order.
How did you come to that understanding?
It was born out of the conviction that God’s Word is always relevant to us, and from
Scripture’s portrayal of God’s nature. He is a God of order, not disorder—purposeful,
systematic, and organized. His creation, therefore, has a purpose and design that,
should we decide to revolt against it, will only end in our own destruction. Western
society’s headlong race into sin can only end in disaster if left unchecked. Any time
you use something contrary to its basic design you flirt with failure, yet in areas like
marriage, sexuality, and gender, we are quickly devolving into madness today. How
can such things not be important? We are revolting against the Designer of life.
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ROBERT ZINS, B.Sc. (physics)
A former US Air Force officer, in 1994 Robert was sent as a missionary to Africa, serving in Malawi,
Mozambique and Zambia. He is currently CEO of Creation Ministries International (South Africa).
For more: creation.com/robert-zins.
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