Two Natures

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on March 8, 2015
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1 Corinthians 15:45-48 Both were brought into the world without sin and both have progeny (descendants).
Everyone is born connected to Adam and inherits the same characteristics. Christians are connected to God through Jesus and inherit the same characteristics.

– The context refers specifically to the time when Christ returns. Until then, we have both: the likeness of the earthy and the likeness of the heavenly.

21 and 22
Their impact is indeed profound and completely contrary to one another.

Genesis 1:11, 12, 21; 5:3
As with the plant and animal kingdoms in which everything is after its kind, so it is with mankind. The seed for offspring in humans is also within them.

Genesis 1:27 and 28
Adam originally was created after God’s kind, but after the fall Adam’s kind, mankind, was much different

Ephesians 2:1-3
We are born dead in trespasses and sins without God.

Romans 5:11
“Exult” - the obsolete meaning is “to leap for joy”; to be extremely joyful.
“Reconciliation” is to bring back together that which has been separated, especially in relationships.

Romans 5:12-ff
We are connected to both Adams.

Sin entered into the world
Death through sin
Death reigned over all
Transgression of one [Adam] many died
Judgment from one [Adam] resulting in condemnation
One transgression resulted condemnation to all men
One man’s [Adam’s] disobedience many were made sinners
Sin reigned in death

Romans 8:1-15 We are no longer under the law of sin and death! Christians have free will to choose the way to live according to the spirit or the flesh.

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