What is the scope of sin? How deep and wide is its reach in humanity? What is the consequence of Sin? Were Adam and Eve real people or archetypes for all of humanity? How are sin and the consequences of sin passed down from generation to generation?
In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Jim and Brett are joined by special guest (and pinch-hitter for Allen) Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton, pastor of Jesup First United Methodist Church, to discuss question 16 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression? They will talk about the idea of original sin and whether the problem of sin is passed down from generation to generation. They will also discuss the need for a robust and faithful theology of sin and of grace in the church today.
Along the way, Brett will find that it is getting harder and harder to be relevant having not watched any of the Mandalorian, Rebecca will make a case for tractor-beam theology, and Jim will make fun of Allen over and over only because Allen wasn’t there to defend himself.
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Important Links For This Episode
Scripture Proofs: Genesis 2:16-17; Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22
Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com): https://store.seedbed.com/collections/the-john-wesley-collection/products/wesleys-revision-of-the-shorter-catechism
Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism
Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith by Phil Tallon
The Lost World of Adam and Eve by John Walton
Rebecca Duke-Barton Podcast (Jesus First UMC)