Re: Substitutionary Atonement

Pat Pun (
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 17:10:34 -0500 (CDT)

The strongest argument for the literal ADAM is Rom. 5: 12-21 where Christ
and ADAM are juxtoposed. I Cor. 15:47 also attributed Christ as the
second ADAM. He was made like man in all respects except sin (Heb. 4:15)
He was reckoned as a descendant of ADAM (Heb. 4:15). Without the
historical act of rebellion of an actual ADAM (of course, corporately
including EVE for they have become one flesh.(Mk. 10:6-8, Gen. 2:24)) there
is no need for the incarnation of Jesus Christ as the second ADAM. Thus
the historical Fall by the first man of disobedience is the foundation of
the human sinful predicament which needs the atonement by Jesus Christ, the
second man of obedience that brings man into righteousness, as a
propitiation of man's sin. (Rm. 3:25 NASB).