To begin this series, we enter the story of the first human. Adam, who failed to obey God in the garden of Eden, corrupted God’s good creation and led humanity into sin.
Yet Christ, the Second Adam, came into creation in perfect obedience to God, and by his death on the cross brings humanity back to God through faith in Him.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?”