Was Jesus the Reincarnation of Adam?

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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 was head of the redeemed humanity and had power over all things because he died on the cross and was later resurrected from the dead in turn freeing mankind from sin 1. Both Adam and Jesus were also tested by the temptations of Satan which led to the downfall of one and the victory of the other.

In the book of Genesis is the story of Adam and Eve. Its starts off by telling about how God created Adam from the dust and how he created Eve from Adam’s side 4. The story goes on to tell about how God placed Adam and Eve in a garden of trees and vegetation with a lot of food and water. God told Adam and Eve that they were allowed to eat from every tree that was in the garden, but they were not to eat from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Satan appeared to Eve, Adams wife, and told her that if she ate from the forbidden tree then she would be just like God. The devil told her that she would gain the wisdom to decide between what is right and what is wrong. Eve took a bite from a fruit of th...

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...ust. Jesus “overcame the devil and the power of death” and resurrected 1. Because of his obedience, death, and resurrection, the grace of God was made available to all people through Jesus 2. Through Jesus, mankind could once again be one with God.

Many people believe that Jesus was Gods way of trying to make up for the trouble the Adam caused 3. Jesus was Gods way of trying again since Adam didn’t work out. Adam brought sin death into the world. Jesus brought eternal life and took away sin from the world 2. Writer Kevin Williams believes that Jesus was a reincarnation of Adam to make good of the evil that he created through his sin 6. I also believe that Jesus was created to right Adam sins. Adam brought struggle and pain to all mankind through his sins condemning us all, and God put Jesus on earth to free us from sin and allow us to be one with God once again.
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