Two Adams

Our maker created the first Adam in his image and made all things beautiful. There was equilibrium until the first Adam corrupted himself and us by flouting the maker’s instructions. Our world got messed up when we got messed up, since our planet reflects us.

In response, Love steps in to redeem and recreate us. That is not a mystery – when a product no longer functions, the best person to recreate it is the original manufacturer.

It therefore makes sense for the maker to issue this invitation to treat, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” It applies to people from every culture, language, religion, and sin nature. Therefore, if a pervert needs help, guess who is the way? If a Yoruba woman has issues, who is the remedy? If a Christian is out of order, who is the solution? If a Hindu man is messed up and Jesus’ words are true, He is still the answer.

The invitation is open to all and impossible to ignore but making it religious simply dilutes it and diminishes Christ, who is referred to in scriptures as the last Adam, no more the founder of a religion than the first Adam. Being Adam, His words apply to every human and everything pertaining to humans.

The first Adam is the head of an involuntarily dead race like himself, producing death in every tribe, nation, language, religion and walk of life. The last Adam is the head of a voluntarily new race possessing and producing superabundant life like himself, from every tribe, nation, language, religion and walk of life. Humans belong to either of the two.

11 thoughts on “Two Adams

  1. “Everyone needs compassion
    A love that’s never failing
    Let mercy fall on me

    Everyone needs forgiveness
    The kindness of a Savior
    The hope of nations”

    These are lyrics of the song, “Mighty to save by Hillsongs”. I think the post resonates with the message in the song.

    Tolu, death in the first Adam’s race is inevitable. Life in the last Adams’ case, could we say is voluntary in contrast. Can we say, it is still a choice to live a superabundant life even after accepting Christ’s invitation to follow the Way, the Truth and the Life.

    Why are many of Christ followers not living victoriously? I would appreciate your response to this. Thank you for sharing.

    • I think it is quite simple: we are not following Christ. We are following our conception of Christ. It is impossible to follow Christ and not live victoriously. What part of Christ was not victorious? It is impossible to follow Christ and not be like Christ. Isn’t that what following means? We are not following Christ, we only follow a religion created around Christ.

      Following Christ is feeding on and depending on His word and fellowshiping with the Spirit like He did as though our lives depend on it. It is impossible to do that and not live victoriously. We would even exceed His works…

      • “We only follow a religion created around Christ”, how many walk in that crowd – in ignorance. Just like Saul before his conversion, scales cover our vision, those scales need to fall off so that we can follow the Way, the Truth and Life. Jesus said, “…am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

        You answered quite well, “we are not following Christ. We are following our conception of Christ.” Thanks for the candid answer Tolu.

        • Following anything but Christ, even if it is a religion created around Christ, is worse than not knowing Christ at all. We will delightfully commit atrocities and wage war (when scriptures say we wrestle not against flesh and blood) in the name of God. At least if we do not know Christ, we know we do not know Him. What happens when we are fully convinced we do? 

      • I totally agree Tolu.
        Ephesians 5:1, literally tells us to be initators of God, as children imitate their parents. That means talking liking Him and acting like Him. He left us with the power to do this – why oh why, won’t we follow His Word, in order that we can live the victorious life, that Christ died for.

        Even Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:1 states he was an inimitator of Christ.  Religion has got a lot to answer forwe surely have made the commandment of God of none effect (too complicated), by our traditions, as stated by Jesus..

    • Absolutely. It confirms that whatis written in the Bible are not cunningly devised fables but The Truth. “We can do nothing against the truth but for the truth,” said Paul, by the Holy Spirit.

      Thanks for adding to this Grayson.

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    Yes, Tolu, the invitation is open to all, but not everyone
    knows they have been given an invite as the harvest is plenty and the laborers
    few.  More in the body of Christ need to
    carry out the Lord’s instruction to go into all the world and preach the gospel,
    even if it is to those in their neighborhood.
    There are too many people struggling needlessly when Jesus is the answer to their problem and that includes some in the Body of Christ, who do not make Jesus their first port of call!

    Blessings to you for this article today.

    • “There are too many struggling needlessly when Jesus is the answer to their problem and that includes some in the Body of Christ, who do not make Jesus their first port of call.”

      I think that is because we have built a religion around Jesus instead of following Jesus unadulterated. Making him a religious matter and not a matter of life and living is one of the worst things that happened to the world because that means Christians and non-Christians easily ignore Him. If we saw God’s Word and God’s Son for who He is and presented Him as such, more will come to Him. Did He not say, “If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men into me?”

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