October 17, 2003

Finding the Origin of Sin in a Godless Cosmology

I was blissfully unaware when I was chrismated into Holy Orthodoxy that there quite a number of Orthodox who apparently believe in evolution. I was surprised that there would be support for such a scientifically unsupportable view inherently based upon an atheistic cosmology.

I would be interested if any Orthodox readers (or other readers for that matter) would explain Romans 5:12-15 within an evolutionary context. Earlier today, before I found out that even my Orthodox brethren had deserted Genesis, I asked a liberal colleague in the western church how sin came into the world if there was no real Adam. He doesn't know. Frankly, I can't theorize a possiblity either.

Though I am no longer a Calvinist and no longer believe that "in Adam's fall sinned we all", it still seemed pretty plain that "through on man sin entered the world".

Any takers?

Posted by david at October 17, 2003 03:01 AM | TrackBack

I posted a link at my blog to an article that may interest you.

Posted by: "Crimthann" at October 17, 2003 03:37 PM

That is a very interesting article. I have to admit that it is so long I only read parts of it and skimmed through the rest.

It appears that he accepts evolution because it is the accepted scientific model and since the Fathers seem happy with a symbolic Genesis 1, evolution must be true. He then jumps ship from the evolutionary model to the single-common-ancestor model when it comes to man, while taking into account evolutionary models of less developed humanoids.

It still seems a bit like trying to justify evolution as if it must be true.

This is however, just from an initial look at the article.

Posted by: David Holford at October 18, 2003 02:21 AM

C.S. Lewis believed that Genesis was simply a teaching tool, and it didn't matter whether or not it was a historical event.

I don't know enough of the implications to pass judgement, but you raise some good questions.

BTW, Pics of Basil's baptism are up at the Munkee and our family web site.

Posted by: aaron at October 22, 2003 11:13 PM

I've commented there, but I'll say it again here: Many years!

Posted by: David Holford at October 23, 2003 03:22 AM

Thank you...ain't life grand!

Posted by: aaron at October 23, 2003 10:28 PM