A faulty doctrine of sin has serious consequences for the church and its teaching on salvation, but good theology must start with man as bad. This is where the Reformers and the Reformed confessions start—with total depravity. For them the doctrine of total depravity did not mean that man ceases to be man, but it meant that he ceases to be good. The article outlines all of this.
Are you suffering from fatigue because of the bad things happening in this world? You should be encouraged to know that the gospel was not given to a world without sin, confusion, difficulty, and persecution. It was given to a world marked by every kind of pain and perversity. It was given for a time like this.
This essay is a re-examination of the popular doctrine that animals did not die before the fall of man and man was immortal. Some views of interpreters past and present are discussed. Munday, after examining the properties of man, animals and the universe both before and after the fall, concludes that Scripture does not demand the absence of animal death before the fall.