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The Gospel in Genesis

In the beginning God created man in his image and likeness. What are the implications of this important truth, and how was that image twisted and distorted after the fall? What was so significant about Adam and Eve’s transgression in the first place, and how do the effects of that original sin continue to echo and reverberate throughout the rest of Scripture? Finally, how is the gospel of Christ hinted at and foreshadowed in these early chapters of Genesis? Shane Rosenthal discusses these questions and more with Anglican theologian Justin Holcomb.

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At the heart of our salvation is the Great Exchange in which Christ gave himself over to be condemned in our place and we’re justified because of his righteousness. He was presented in our image as a guilty sinner at Golgotha, and throughout the course of our lives, we are slowly being conformed to his image (Rom. 8:29). But, we’re not conformed to his image in order to be acceptable to God. Rather, we’re declared to be spotless and pure in him, and then he grants us his Spirit who begins the life-long renewal and renovation project of repairing our shattered image.

Shane Rosenthal

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