Ok, so I know there’s a recent topic that asks a similar question (If Adam’s death was Spiritual why was Jesus’s death Physical?) but it went into whether penal substitution is biblical etc and my question is a little more nuanced.
So, for those of you who (A) affirm a historical Adam and Eve and fall and (B) affirm penal substitution atonement, two questions:
(Q.1) How do you interpret ‘death’ in Genesis 2-3 and relevant NT passages? – Physical? Spiritual? or both?
(Q.2) If the death brought about by Adam’s sin was only spiritual, how do you explain the physical nature of Christ’s death?
If you don’t affirm (A) and (B), it’s not that I want to exclude you or that I don’t value your opinions, it’s simply that I really want to hear from those who affirm these things and how they fit everything into their origins models because this is what I’m currently working through. Hopefully you understand!
Genuinely grateful for anyone who takes the time to respond