Origin of both Adams and Their Relationship with the Father
The Bible tells us that Adam became a “living soul” (1 Cor. 15:45), meaning he did not exist in eternity past; hence, he did not have an existence prior to God creating him out of dust. Nevertheless, it must have been a privilege for Adam to know that he was the first man ever created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27). Aside from that fact, it must have been a privilege to for him to have walked with God, had direct fellowship with Him, and communicated directly with Him. We know that Adam was used to interacting with God, as when God called out for him “Where are you?” (3:9), Adam told him that he...
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...also tempted in all the same areas, yet He did not sin (Heb. 4:15). Unlike Adam, however, this makes Him the example of human perfection and of what it means to be obedient to God. In the same way Christ was the perfect human, Christians will also one day bear His very image (1 Cor. 15:49).
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