First Adam/Last Adam (Genesis #17)

First Adam/Last Adam

Text: Genesis 5

7 days of creation are 7 literal days because Adam’s age is given in verse 3

Likeness of first Adam vs likeness of last Adam (5:1)

  • Likeness of Adam is not an exact duplicate, but has the image, characteristics, and same substance as Adam.
  • Likeness of Christ works the same way. People who will one day be like Christ doesn’t mean they are going to be exact copies of Jesus Christ. Because eye color, hair color, size of a nose or size of ears doesn’t make any difference when it comes to righteousness.
  • 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
  • Philippians 3:21

Named by first Adam and named by the last Adam (5:2)

  • Basis for taking the name of the man in 5:2
  • Christian takes the name of Christ

Cursing in first Adam, Blessings in last Adam

  • 1 Corinthians 15:22, 45-49
  • Romans 5:12-21
    • Judgment vs Justification
    • Death reigns vs Life eternal
    • Disobedience made offspring sinners vs Obedience made offspring righteous
    • Death vs Resurrection from death
    • Earthly vs Heavenly