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JonahAge: Over 65Gender: Male1 Stars Out Of 5Novelty TheologySeptember 23, 2015JonahAge: Over 65Gender: MaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Dr. Fesko's book "Last Things First,"I would classify as "novelty theology." Fesko had an idea and tried to prove it using scripture. His thesis about a garden-temple in Eden is based mostly on conjecture and assumptions. According to Fesko, the literal interpretation of Genesis 1-3, generally accepted by the Reformed community, which includes Calvin and Luther, is wrong (page 22). Apparently it is impossible to interpret these chapters correctly without the book of Revelation and Dr. Fesko's help. It had to be a major and permanent change (page 32). Eden went up on a mountain based only on a difficult passage in Ezekiel 28 (page 59). Adam was declared not to be a farmer attending God's vegetable garden (page 75), but a mountaineer-priest. God's garden became a garden-temple with Adam as priest. But Fesko does not explain how this all works. Was there a building on the mountain? What were Adam's duties as priest? Obviously there were no sin offerings. Thus we have a naked priest with his naked wife in the Eden temple. It is amusing how the garments of skin God provided at the time of their eviction from the garden, were considered to be priestly vestments. Eve got them too; does that make her a priestess? (page 72) However, my major objection to this book is that Fesko plays loose with scripture. The best example is on the back cover of the book where he declares that in the book of Revelation, Jesus is called "the last Adam." I trust that Dr. Fesko knows that this is incorrect. Did he add it for effect? Jesus is called "The last Adam" only in 1 Corinthians 15:45, definitely not in Revelation.
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