Adam: First and the Last


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Is the Adam we read about in Genesis a real man or a myth? Many contemporary theologians, seminary professors, and even pastors now teach that Adam is a mere myth, fable, or figurative character. In Adam: First and the Last, Simon Turpin challenges this heresy, reveals its evolutionary roots, and addresses the repercussions of such beliefs on the Gospel message. Salvation in Christ alone, requires faith in God’s creation of the First Adam and redemption through the Last Adam, Jesus Christ. Find the tools needed to counter these false teachings and remain grounded in the authority of the Bible in Turpin’s Christian apologetic resource: Adam: First and the Last.

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Adam: First and the Last

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SKU M345-2
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.00
Title Adam: First and the Last
ISBN 13 9781683443452
Contributors Simon Turpin
Binding Paperback
Page Count 248
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 6 x 9

Are you prepared to defend the biblical account of Adam as a living man formed by God? Many theologians, pastors, and philosophers now teach that the Adam we find in Genesis was a myth, story, or parable. In Adam: First and the Last, Simon Turpin – Ex. Director of Answers in Genesis, UK/ Europe, reveals why understanding Adam to have been the first man created is critical for a consistent theological understanding of the biblical message of creation, the fall, and redemption.

“If you deny the ‘First Adam,’ not only do you deny the sufficiency of Scripture and undermine its authority, but you ultimately attack the life, teaching, and person of the ‘Last Adam,’ our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ken Ham, CEO of The Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, & Answers in Genesis

The very teachings of Jesus regarding creation and the flood are being attacked on the basis that, because of His human nature, there was error in some of His teaching. The theory of biological evolution, though lacking evidence, is why many reject Adam as a historical individual or see him as anything other than the originating head of the human race.

The church is facing a crisis because too few of her people and leaders understand the consequences of combining the Bible and evolution. Sadly today, more and more evangelical Christian scholars are having to redefine passages of Scripture because they have adopted the idea of evolution and millions of years into their thinking. These questions may be the biggest doctrinal issues facing our generation, and the church’s attitude toward them could be a defining moment in Christianity.

Adam: First and the Last will prepare you, your family, and your church to stand against today’s false teachers and strengthen your faith in the infallible Word of God. Turpin offers a true biblical apologetic that will be used for decades and even centuries to help the Body of Christ hold fast to their confession of faith without wavering (Hebrews 10:23).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Adam, Who Art Thou?
  • 2. Genesis 1: In the Space of Six Days
  • 3. Genesis 2: Defending the Supernatural Creation of Adam
  • 4. Genesis 3: In Adam's Fall We Sinned All
  • 5. The First Adam: The History of Adam's Descendants
  • 6. The First Adam: Science and the Origin of Mankind
  • 7. The First Adam: Original Sin - How Original Is It?
  • 8. The Last Adam: His Humanity
  • 9. The Last Adam: His Deity
  • 10. The Last Adam: His View of Scripture
  • 11. The Last Adam: His Life-Giving Resurrection
  • 12. The Last Adam: The Gospel Begins in Creation
Worth the Read - great for apologetics
Review by Abbie
If you don't believe in a literal creation and a literal "Adam" then how can you begin to believe and hold fast to the other parts of the Bible? This book does a great job of exploring the literal creation and the first man - Adam. I think this would be worth adding to any apologetics course.
In-depth look at the First and Last Adam
Review by Becky V.
Adam: First and the Last is an in-depth look at the evidence of Adam as the first historical man. This is a book that will leave you with a better understanding and ability to defend your faith in a world that is largely of the belief that goes against a literal Creation and a literal Adam.

“If we cannot be certain of the beginning, why would we be certain about what the Scriptures teach elsewhere?”

That is the basis of this book as it takes you through the arguments that go against a literal Creation and literal Adam and then proceeds to guide you through an in-depth look of Genesis 1-2 as it defends a six-day Creation as well as the creation of Adam, followed by a look at Genesis 3 and the Fall of man.

Topics following include the history of Adam’s descendants, the origin of mankind versus the evolution of mankind, and the doctrine of original sin. The book finishes with the Last Adam, focusing on Jesus’ humanity, deity, and view of Scripture, ending with the ultimate message that the Gospel does not start at the Cross & resurrection of Jesus Christ, it begins at Creation and the Fall.

I found this to be an excellent, deep book that is so important to read not just to deepen your own understanding of the subject matter, but also to be able to defend your faith today. I think it is a must read for all.
Very enjoyable book
Review by Kathleen C
The author does a fantastic job of showing that if you don’t accept the beginning of the Bible (the book of Genesis) as real history then you are surely going to have a problem with the rest of the bible. The doctrine in the New Testament is taken from the history presented in Genesis. Jesus came into the world as the last Adam. The promise of the savior is what Moses writes about in Genesis 3:15 The history of redemption is shown throughout the Old Testament.

This was very well written. It was very engaging. It helped me to understand further how much the Old and New Testament support each other.
Review by Ashley
This book is a eye opener. It talks about the original sin and how it effected us. The need for salvation and the hope of the gospel. Genesis is just a part of this book it talks about the humanity of Jesus. the truth of his word. It is a must read in my opinion. I love it and am going to have to gift some people I know to read it and see what I am talking about.
A Scriptural, Apologetic Look at the First and Last Adam
Review by JoyfulMommy
This book is a fascinating and eye-opening exploration of the literal historicity of the first man, Adam, and his relation to the rest of Scripture. It’s amazing to realize how much this understanding undergirds major doctrines including original sin, which of course directly relates to the need for salvation and the hope of the gospel. The author discusses various differing viewpoints about the origin and identity of Adam, particularly from theistic evolutionists, and refutes them based on a literal rendering of Genesis which is consistent with Jesus and the apostles’ view of the Old Testament. He insists that, “The only way to consistently maintain the inerrancy and supreme authority of Scripture is by using Scripture to interpret Scripture.”

Besides just looking at Genesis, there is a great deal here about the deity and humanity of Jesus, the truthfulness of His words, the relation of the gospel to all other world religions (and the history of how they started), and many other like topics. I appreciate how the author dives into the original language in the texts and relates them to other passages to gain a fuller understanding. While fairly in-depth in itself, this book holds potential to be a tremendous springboard for further study with many Scripture references throughout, and extensive notes and sources at the end of each chapter.

I think this quote summarizes the main points of the book very well:
“Those who reject a historical Adam or reinterpret him as something other than the first man God created, do so because they have elevated the wisdom of men over the revelation of God. However, Paul reminded the Corinthian church that human wisdom cannot benefit us before God, as He rejects all that rests on human wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:20–25, 3:19). Instead, Paul reminded them that Christ, who is the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24; cf. Colossians 2:3), is far superior to that of any philosophy. The wisdom of the Greeks could not recognize the most profound wisdom of all when they were challenged with it. The truth of the creation of the first man, Adam, embodies true wisdom — the wisdom of God, not the wisdom of the age.”
Deep and meaningful
Review by Dustie
The entire premise of this book is that one must be secure in sound doctrine to share the gospel of Jesus. Basically, it’s all true, or none of it is true. It has now become commonplace for many who claim to be believers to follow a secular worldview, discounting many of the accounts in the Bible, to include that of creation and of Jesus as our sinless Savior. When this is the mindset someone has, it cheapens the message of the gospel for them, and it makes it easier to doubt. An evolutionary worldview and a Biblical worldview cannot be mixed together like a new recipe. The two are incompatible. This book helps to break down the issues surrounding the confusion caused by adopting a secular worldview. The author addresses how those who twist the scriptures or try to fit evolution into the Bible are throwing the clear biblical concepts of the inerrancy of scripture and original sin out the window. The author uses scriptural backing for his thoughts. This is helpful for anyone looking for answers as to where these incorrect ideas are coming from, where to find the answers in scripture, and how to answer these questions when we’re asked. I also think this would be a helpful book for a senior getting ready to head off into the world on their own.

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