Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 26, 2011

We all know about Adam the First, the Genesis guy, the apple, Eve...all that stuff. "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--" (Romans 5:12)


Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
                                              --Romans 5:18,19 TNIV

In teaching about sin, Paul reminds us of Adam the First. But in teaching about hope, new life, the good news, Paul introduces us to Adam the Second--none other than Jesus our Savior. Adam I brings sin and corruption. Adam II brings redemption and righteousness.

Adam II brings to us through faith what is impossible for us to do on our own. The gospel becomes good news when we embrace the fruit of Adam II in our lives. Rejoice!


Dale Patterson