Death in Adam Life in Christ

by Mike Ratliff

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned– for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. (Romans 5:12-14 ESV)

Last week I received several comments from a Pelagian who attacked the doctrines of grace with his arguments against original sin. That view is totally man-focused and utterly unbiblical. I have had many comments lately from people who have escaped from the Word of Faith Movement. This has caused some others to attempt to make comments here defending the WOF and ridiculing those who have left churches who were becoming mired in apostasy. Are these things related? At first glance, Pelagianism, WOF, and the growing apostasy in our churches do not seem to have much of a relationship. However, there must be one because these comments were all in reference to a series of posts I made about the differences between the natural man mindset and the transformed mindset along with the comments from some readers. Continue reading