The Last Adam

 1 Cor. 15:45-47  “So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

46  However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.

47  The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.”

The father of us all in the flesh is Adam.  We all descend from him, and have a physical life.  But we also remember that he brought sin into the world and so he is also the source of death for us all.  “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.” (1 Cor. 15:22)  Now in Christ we have life.  He’s like a second Adam giving life to all who will take it.  But the life He offers is a spiritual and everlasting one. 

Consider Jesus who has the power over death and offers to give life eternal to everyone.