Monday, February 24, 2014

Words of Comfort: Adam's Uniqueness.


Adam was uniquely created in the “image and likeness” of God (see Gen. 1:26). But after he sinned and died spiritually (see Gen. 2:17 comment), his offspring were made in his fallen image. Since everything reproduces “after its own kind,” all of Adam’s offspring (all mankind) are born spiritually dead—separated from God. It is because we are born spiritually dead that Jesus came to give us spiritual life (John 5:40; 10:10; 14:6; etc.). This is why Jesus said that we must be born again (John 3:3).

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