One of the deepest discussions among biblical scholars concerns the way Adam’s sin affected humanity.
After Genesis 5, the Old Testament does not mention Adam. He doesn’t reappear in Scripture until the genealogy of Jesus.
There is also a kind of strange silence in most of the Bible on specifics in the narrative of the fall of humanity (Genesis 3).
It’s not until we come to Romans 5 and I Corinthians 15 that we encounter vigorous consideration of the way the actions of Adam affected humanity. This focus is on the redemptive work of the one identified as the second Adam.
Romans 5 and I Corinthians 15 answer the question…
How did the actions of Adam and Christ affect humanity?
Romans 5:12, 17-19
“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—(12) For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how…
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