Speaking where the bible speaks, and silent where the bible is silent.

Archive for Jan. 18, 2012

Two Adams

Two Adams

The bible speaks of two Adams: The second Adam created the first Adam, though the second Adam was born about four thousand years later. (Gen 1:26,27; Col 1:13-19) Both Adams entered into the world miraculously: The first Adam was a creation from the dust, and the second Adam was born of a virgin. (Gen 2:7; Mt 1:22-25; Isa 7:14) Both Adams were married: The first Adam to Eve, the mother of all living, and the second Adam to the church, the foundation of the truth. (Gen 3:20; 1 Tim 3:15) Both Adams died, but the second Adam was raised from the dead, and forever lives, and reigns with God. (1 Cor 15:4; Heb 1:3) The first Adam is remembered for eating the forbidden fruit, while the second Adam is remembered by the fruit of the vine. (Gen 3:6; Mt 26:29)  By the first Adam, death reigned until Moses, but by the second Adam, grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life. (Rom 5:14,21) By the first Adam’s disobedience, many were made sinners, but by the second Adam‘s obedience, many are made righteous. (Rom 5:19) In the first Adam, all die, but in the second Adam, all shall be made alive. (1 Cor. 15:22) Thanks be unto God for the second Adam, Jesus Christ, who gives us the victory over death when we are buried with him by baptism, and raised to walk in the newness of life. (1 Cor 15:53-57; Rom 6:3,4)

Tag Cloud