This video examines the Apostle Paul’s perspective of Adam in light of humanity’s fall from grace that began in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3). Paul addresses this topic in Romans 5 where he juxtaposes Adam as a real, historic figure that succumbed to sin and subsequently fell from grace. In contrast, Paul sees Jesus the Messiah, as another historic figure who does not fall into sin but whose nature is that of God and completes The Father’s original intent – to redeem a fallen humanity.
In this video, Dr. Peter Enns, Senior Fellow of Biblical Studies at the BioLogs Foundation, interviews the Rev. N. T. Wright, author of After You Believe and other books on Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision. Rev. Wright is a leading New Testament scholar and retired Anglican bishop. He is now Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Among modern New Testament scholars, Wright is an important proponent of traditional views on theological matters including Christ’s bodily resurrection and second coming of Jesus, the Messiah.