When you’re young, you think you’re indestructible. When you’re fifty, fifty-five, sixty, you realize, “Man, I’m not.” Why? Because you’ve had a lot of objective data. You’ve lived through a lot of real life experiences. You’ve gone to funerals for teenagers, for babies, and for old folks. So when Paul says, “As in Adam all die,” it's not some abstract idea mentioned in the Bible. You know it's true because you've experienced it. That's one thing we all have in common--in Adam we're all dying. And if that's all we've got, it's depressing. But the Apostle Paul goes on to say, “But wait a minute. As certainly as there are those that are in Adam by birth, by nature, by sinfulness under the curse of death, there are also those who are born in Christ, forgiven, and already beginning to experience the touch of eternal life.” Adam founded a humanity of death. Jesus Christ founds a new humanity of life.

 

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