Strength 4 – View of Humankind

Introduction:

The fourth strength of the Calendar-Day view is titled “View of Humankind.”   The following is this point as excerpted from the PCA Report.

“The Calendar-Day view comports with the concept that Adam was the peak of God’s creation, the covenantal head and steward over all creation.  It affirms that death is penal, entering the created order upon the fall (Romans 5:12).  Thus, before man’s sin and the resulting curse of God, there was no death among Adam’s animal kingdom (Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:21).  “Cursed are you more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field” (Genesis 3:14).  “For the creation”, which God had announced to be “very good,” “was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also shall be delivered from bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” (Romans 8:20-22).”

The Curse and Redemption:

The Calendar-Day view presents Humankind as being created in God’s image and having a God appointed purpose of ruling over His creation. God personally formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). Adam’s sin brought death to his descendants and to the animal kingdom. Creation which is described as “very good” (Genesis 1:31), now groans in pain. Genesis is a historic backdrop for the New Testament teaching on redemption.

In Conclusion

The Calendar-Day view supports the Biblical significance of humankind and of Adam as the head of humankind. The Calendar-Day view ties creation to the need for the gospel.