Lesson 16: Humanity and Sin: Humanity in Grace and Glory


Read Know the Truth: Chapters 11 and 12: Humanity in Sin; Humanity in Glory (Pages 161-166)

Questions for Discussion

1. What do you understand by the reference to Christ as ‘the second Adam’? Explore the implications of this title.

2. Marshal the biblical evidence which supports the Christian claim that Jesus was the perfect and normative human being.

3. At which points does Christ’s perfect humanity most sharply challenge present experience and attitudes, (a) in your local church/Christian group, (b) in your own life?

4. Consider ways in which the future glorification of humankind should affect our present attitudes.

5. Explore the implications of the Bible’s teaching about humankind for (a) Christian social and political attitudes, (b) racial discrimination, (c) economic development in the Majority World, (d) the women’s movement, (e) abortion, euthanasia and organ transplants, (f) the campaign for the conservation of the environment and the protection of endangered species.

Milne, Bruce (2012-11-28). Know the Truth: A Handbook of Christian Belief (p. 166). InterVarsity Press. Kindle Edition.

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