Friday, March 27, 2009

Adam and Second Adam

From Blog09

Adam sinned,
Our family broke,
And we will die.

We've sinned, too.
We're all born dead,
The devil's seed.

Jesus obeyed,
Redeemed our souls
And brings us life.

He, second Adam,
Reversed the curse,
Healed our family--

Adam to Adam,
Garden to City,
Life to Life.

For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

--1 Corinthians 15:21-22 ESV

NOTE: Verse 22 can be taken in two ways.
1. It may mean that all who are in Adam die, and that all who are in Christ will be made alive.
2. It may mean that everyone dies physically as a result of Adam, and is resurrected physically (to blessing or cursing) as a result of Christ.

It should not be taken to mean that everyone on earth will become spiritually alive in Jesus. That would contradict a number of other Bible passages.

Poem and photo ©2009 James L. Swindle. Verse comments are public domain.

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