Adam the First and the Last: Responding to Modern Attacks on Adam and Christ

Simon TurpinSKU: ADAM6080 ISBN: 9781846256080



Was there ever a real historical first man called Adam?  Because of the theory of evolution, an increasing number of evangelical theologians are denying this, seeing Adam as stereotypical, a Neolithic farmer, the head of a tribe or an archetype of humanity.  Some think he did not even exist. Yet denying the historicity of Adam and his Fall in sin has huge theological implications.  If there was no Adam, the whole biblical message of creation, Fall and redemption falls apart.  This book defends Adam’s historicity and shows why he is so vital in Scripture.  It also shows why, if you attack the ‘first Adam’, you ultimately attack the life, teaching and person of the ‘Last Adam’, our Lord Jesus Christ.

About the Author:

Simon Turpin is Executive Director and the primary speaker for Answers in Genesis UK.  He holds a BA in biblical and intercultural studies and an MA in theology, and is the author of several booklets on creation.  He is married to Jessica, and together they home-educate their seven children.


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Peter Murcott
Adam: The First and the Last

Many are familiar with liberal theologians explaining why they do not believe in the literal, historical creation of Adam; but of greater concern is how this is taking hold of some of those who call themselves "evangelical". The 1st part deals with mankind's first parents; the remainder is about Christ - "The Last Adam", culminating with "In Adam or in Christ? Gospel Implications". As the quotations and the numerous references at the end of each chapter show, Simon Turpin is very widely read, being well acquainted with almost every contention against Genesis, such as the doctrine of the Fall of man having been forced upon Genesis 3 - which is unsustainable in the light of Romans 5:12, and One might wonder why some have strayed from the plain teaching of Scripture. Surely one instance is to be found in the various attempts to reconcile creation with evolution by asserting that God created the world through evolution. The obvious problem quite simply is that Genesis doesn't say that; neither is there anything anywhere in Scripture that remotely supports it. Indeed, as some have pointed out, the fundamental foundation of evolution of the survival of the fittest, with the weakest to the wall, hardly equates with a God of love, who saw that everything that He made was "very good". Undoubtedly the growing reluctance to uphold the truth of creation has contributed to the failure of some churches confidently to re-assert the Biblical teaching on Marriage.

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