Posted by: biblestudyseattle | December 19, 2014

Will Adam rise from the dead?

God created Adam & Eve and called them ‘very good’:

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth…  God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”  Genesis 1:26-28,31

“And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.”  Genesis 2:25

From these verses, it’s pretty clear that they had no sin.  They were perfect.  Then the fall happens, where they clearly disobeyed God and were told that they would die.  But was that it?  Since they were perfect, was there no excuse?  Why did God not strike them dead then and there?  Was it merely so that they would have time raise children?  God does a curious thing after the fall.  “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.”  Genesis 3:21.  He slays an animal to make atoning coverings for Adam & Eve!  Why would he do that if there was no hope for them?  Presumably this is where Abel learned to make offerings from his flock.  Were these coverings from God made from sheepskins?  Wouldn’t that be appropriate given the symbolism given throughout the bible?

Indeed, Adam & Eve, along with all their billions of children will be resurrected to learn from the results of their sin.  “So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.”  Romans 5:18

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