Fallen

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God assigned man as the royal regent over creation. A serpent (creature) appeals to hidden treasures (fruit of the knowledge of good and evil) in spite of God’s royal decree. The royal regent foolishly rebels in pursuit of the treasure and finds himself banished; outcasts. Now the world is cursed. Access to God is blocked and man’s heart is dead in rebellion. Humanity looks to the world and worships the creation instead of the Creator (Romans 1:18ff). This is how life seems. Nature is wild and dangerous and people learn …

First Adam’s death; Second Adam’s life

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Romans 5:12-15 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– (13) for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. (14) 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. (15) But the free gift is not like the …

Already! but not yet…

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Romans 8:14-25 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (15) For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (16) The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (17) and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. …