How Adam Affects The Life Of A Christian Person Today

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Now we turn to how Adam affects the life of a Christian person today. Many things parallel with Adam and thusly should be a part of the belief of Christians today. If someone is a believer then it is safe to assume a couple things about them. Primarily, they are believers in the incarnation of Christ. When we speak of the incarnation of Christ it is the idea that Christ left the throne of heaven and his Heavenly Father and lowered himself to the level of man in order to fulfill the work that His Father had set before him. In 1 John 4:2-3a it says, “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.” In the…show more content…
Because Jesus was deity He not only had the choice as to whether He would take our sins away, but He also had the authority in Himself to do so. However, he could not do so without still being the just God that He is. So since sin still had to be paid for, He chose to take it upon Himself so that we would not have to suffer the fate that He did: death and separation from God. Now at this point there may be a question as to whether anything that has been said up until this point has any purpose, but assuredly it does. Adam is often thought of, and not without good reason, as the type of Christ. Type being a sort of precursor or shadow of what was to come. So what we see in Adam in the Garden of Eden is not simply just a narrative but a very purposeful depiction of what Jesus was going to look like when He came to fulfill His Messianic mission. This means that whatever we see in Jesus we can see in Adam (short of sin of course) and whatever we see in Adam we can see in Jesus (again short of sin). What must be noted here is that Adam and Christ are not both viewed as being on the same level, but rather that Jesus is put far above Adam. This is seen clearly in Romans 5:15 where we see Adam, causing death for all men by his sin, and then how much more the gift of God (that being grace and life) is seen coming into the lives of men by one man’s obedience. Now in Adam we also see the idea of

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