Friday, May 17, 2013

Christ vs. Adam - Part Two - Drawing Parallels

In part two of my study of Christ vs. Adam, I'm going to go through all the parallels I could think of between the two.  As I mentioned in my first study, 1 Corinthians 15:45 mentions Christ as the "second Adam" or the "last Adam".  Because of that, we can see definitive parallels in their accounts, with Adam bringing death to all men, and Christ bringing Life to all who believe.


There will be a part three of this study, as there is so much richness in these parallels, that I want to cover it all.  Part three will be a study on how the Church fits in with Christ as the last Adam.  It's fascinating to say the least.  But for now, here are the similarities between Adam and Christ, along with Scripture for reference.  To keep the length of this post down, I will link Scripture to Bible Gateway.  This might not be an exhaustive list.  I only mention what I could glean myself.  There might be more parallels, and if so, you're welcome to mention any you can think of in the comments.

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ADAM -- MADE IN GOD'S IMAGE - Genesis 1:26
CHRIST -- GAVE CHURCH GOD'S NATURE - 2 Corinthians 5:21, 2 Peter 1:4


ADAM -- KING OF EARTH  - Genesis 1:28
CHRIST -- KING OF HEAVEN (AND EARTH) - Philippians 2:10


ADAM -- GARDEN OF EDEN - Genesis 2:15
CHRIST -- GARDEN OF THE HEART/ULTIMATELY HEAVEN - Songs 4:16, Revelation 2:7


ADAM -- HE WAS STILL RIGHTEOUS WHEN EVE WAS TAKEN FROM HIS SIDE - Genesis 2:21
CHRIST -- EVER RIGHTEOUS WHEN THE SPEAR PIERCED HIS SIDE - John 19:34


ADAM -- NAKED WHEN THE RIB CAME OUT (TO GLORY HIM) - Genesis 2:22-24
CHRIST -- NAKED ON THE CROSS (TO SHAME HIM) - John 19:23-24


ADAM -- TILLED THE GARDEN - Genesis 2:15
CHRIST -- DRESSES THE HEART-GARDEN - Songs 5:1


ADAM -- ATE FROM THE FRUIT OF THE GARDEN - Genesis 2:9
CHRIST -- BELOVED COMPARED TO AN APPLE TREE - Songs 2:3


ADAM -- EVE TAKEN FROM HIS FLESH, THEREFORE SHE IS HIS "SISTER" - Genesis 2:23
CHRIST -- SPOUSE IN SONGS IS CALLED THE BELOVED'S "SISTER" - Songs 4:9


ADAM -- EVE WAS FLESH OF HIS FLESH - Genesis 2:23
CHRIST -- CHURCH IS SPIRIT OF HIS SPIRIT - Galatians 4:6, Romans 8:11


ADAM -- WIFE IS EVE - Genesis 2:24
CHRIST -- WIFE IS CHURCH (SECOND EVE) - Revelation 19:7


ADAM -- DIDN'T FIGHT FOR EVE - Genesis 3:6
CHRIST -- FOUGHT FOR HIS CHURCH - MADE SURE HE WAS CRUCIFIED FOR HER - Mark 14:62-63, Mark 15:2-3


ADAM -- ATE FORBIDDEN FRUIT; RIGHTEOUSNESS LOST - Genesis 3:7
CHRIST -- EATS PRODUCING FRUIT; RIGHTEOUSNESS RESTORED - Songs 4:16


ADAM -- KNEW THEY WERE NAKED, CONDEMNATION, HIDING, FEAR, INTIMACY LOST - Genesis 3:10
CHRIST -- "NO MORE CONDEMNATION", OPEN, FAITH, CONFIDENCE, INTIMACY RESTORED - Matthew 11:28, Romans 8:1


ADAM -- THE GROUND BRINGS FORTH THORNS AND THISTLES IN HIS SORROW - Genesis 3:18
CHRIST -- BORE THORNS AND THISTLES UPON HIS BROW, TAKING OUR SORROW - Matthew 27:29


ADAM -- KICKED OUT OF THE GARDEN - Genesis 3:24
CHRIST -- ALLOWS BACK IN TO THE GARDEN - Songs 4:12-16


ADAM -- FORBIDDEN TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE - Genesis 3:24
CHRIST -- NAILED TO THE TREE OF LIFE - Mark 15:25


ADAM -- BROUGHT SIN AND DEATH - Romans 5:12
CHRIST -- BROUGHT REDEMPTION AND LIFE - 1 Corinthians 15:22


ADAM -- DIED, STILL DEAD - Genesis 5:5
CHRIST -- DIED, ROSE AGAIN, VERY MUCH ALIVE - Ephesians 1:20, Colossians 3:1

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It's interesting to see how they're alike and how they're different, with Christ redeeming what Adam gave away.  When Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, they gave their kingship of the earth to the enemy.  Christ came to restore humanity, but He went much further than that.  In order to restore us, He had to give us a piece of Himself, making us a new creation.  Man united with God.  We are born again of His Spirit; renewed and remade so that not only our bodies are made in His image, but our hearts and souls as well.  Praise the Lord.



~~Becka

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