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Was Jesus the Reincarnation of Adam? Essay

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Several scholars refer to Jesus as the “New Adam.” There are several similarities and differences that support this conclusion. Both Adam and Jesus were created a as a perfect man. They possessed human capabilities, and they were sinless, holy, and had a relationship with God. They were both also created human, but as an incarnate of God1. In other words, they were God in the flesh, but Adam was made in the image of God while Jesus was made in the image of the “invisible God” 2. Unlike Adam, Lord Jesus was, divine, having the attributes, privileges, and names of deity. Being fully God, He is worthy of worship1. Also unlike Jesus, Adam had a limited domain as the head of the human race and the created world, while Jesus
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“Because of his sin, death came upon all men, ‘For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). His sins caused death and pain to all of humanity. In his article writer Noel Scoburgh wrote that Adam may have been tempted to disobey God because he lacked humility and his pride as a human got in the way 4. Like many other people, Scoburgh believes that Adam ate from the tree because he wanted to be all knowing and knowledgeable like God 4. He wanted to be God.
Jesus, like Adam, was also tempted by Satan. He was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit for forty days to be tempted by the devil 5. Unlike Adam in Paradise, Jesus was in the wilderness with nothing around. Jesus was also fasting for those forty days. The devil used Jesus’ vulnerable situation to try and get him to disobey God in what is called the Three Temptations. The devil tempted Jesus to turn stones to bread in an attempt to get Jesus to feed himself instead of waiting for God to supply his needs when he felt the time was right 5. And Jesus replied “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. 5" The devil also tempted Jesus to jump from the pinnacle of the Jerusalem Temple to try and manipulate God into protecting Jesus 5. And Jesus replied, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.5" In the last temptation the devil tried to convince Jesus to bow down to him by telling Jesus that he would give him all
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