Why do a post about Adam during Christmas? The first week of Advent was to reflect on the Old Testament shadows and prophecies of Jesus and since Adam was “a pattern of the one to come” (Romans 5:14) my reading went to Genesis, Isaiah, and several other places. Most references to Adam outside of Genesis are family tree notations like 1 Chronicles 1:1, Luke 3:38, or Jude 1:14. 1Corinthians, 1Timothy, and Romans actually do some of the explaining of the “pattern” so I am comparing the first Adam and the second Adam (Jesus).
Other comparisons that are interesting: Adam sewed fig leaves together; Jesus cursed a fig tree before His crucifixion. Eve came from Adam and the Bride is found in Jesus.
Notable things in Adam’s life – He was the first to operated on, first to make clothes, first to blame some else for his mistake, named all the animals in the Garden, first gardener, and the first to bury a child.
A word about Eve; evolutionists have come to the conclusion that there must have been an “Eve” who birthed all of mankind. I saw a program where they spent forty minutes stating why there had to be one (Eve) and twenty minutes denying the concept. The problem here is dual evolving of human DNA is unbelievable and I am sure that mathematically it has to be impossible.
In Hebrews, the first chapter, Jesus is clearly shown as “The Son.” Several quotes from the Old Testament such as “You are my Son today I have become your Father” from Psalm 2:7, other verses that are mentioned at the beginning of Hebrews are 2 Samuel 7:14, and Psalm 45:6,7. Several other verses that tell of things to come are Psalm 110:1 and Isaiah 8:17 where everything is put under His feet showing Lordship of all things.
The word “Adam” comes from a word that means, “to show blood”, “be flushed, or to turn rosy or ruddy.” This possibly referred to his color. This leads to a question I just did not understand, “Why did God “hate” Esau (Edom)?” He was a type of Adam (the sinner-man) being the firstborn and he was “red.”
Since Jesus was a second Adam, if we are found “in Him” we are a completely new and different race of people.