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Book Give Away!

I wrote a new book which came out last Easter just after the first lockdown started, and so, well, even I sort of forgot about it. But, I eventually got my hands on a few copies, so, I'd like to give two of them away.  The book is about the theology of the founders of the Apostolic Church, so it should hopefully be of interest to Apostolic pastors, which means one of the copies is reserved for any pastor in the Apostolic Church. The other copy is for anyone in the UK (because international postage is too expensive, sorry!). Here's the link to enter the competition. (I've never tried making a competition before, so sorry if it's not the most slick!) There are four ways to enter.  1) Subscribe to the blog by email. 2) Follow me on Twitter. 3) Tweet about the competition using via the competition page above.  4) For the pastor copy, any pastor can email me at the address in the Apostolic Church UK Staff Address Book.  You can see the full table of contents on the Google b

We're all either In Adam or In Christ

I've got another video answer for you today. Today's question is about what the Bible says about how everyone is either 'in Adam' or 'in Christ'. It's perhaps not something we speak about as often as we should - for in the Bible this union with Adam and union with Christ undergirds the whole of the doctrines of sin and salvation. So it's definitely a good question.

So, in the video we take a quick run through the two major New Testament Scriptures which set out this parallel (Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15) and see that the bad news is that we're all born in Adam, united to him in his sin and guilt, but the good news is that Christ has come as the second Adam. And where the first Adam sinned, Jesus obeyed and through His life, death and resurrection for us He has become the Head of a new humanity and snatches us out of the jaws of death in Adam, uniting us to Himself instead to share in His life and righteousness.

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