The Gospel, Disease, and Theistic Evolution

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Martin Williams
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6202-644X

Abstract

Through the cross, Christ established the kingdom of God, which set in motion a process that will bring about not only the restoration of God’s people but the renovation of the entire cosmos. A key part of this restoration is the reversal of death and disease, mourning and pain, of which Jesus’ healings and revivifications in the Gospels are a confirmation and foretaste. If Jesus died to bear every illness and disease of those who place their faith in him, then all human disease must come as a result of the fall. Thus, sickness and disease are, from the Bible’s perspective, related to the fall. If, however, sickness and disease were already a part of the human experience prior to the fall, then the Gospel is compromised.

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Williams, Martin. “The Gospel, Disease, and Theistic Evolution”. Reformed Theological Review 81, no. 2 (August 1, 2022): 120–138. Accessed December 10, 2022. https://rtrjournal.org/index.php/RTR/article/view/296.

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