1 Corinthians 15:45 Was Jesus also known as the last Adam? If yes why was he known as the last Adam?

1 Corinthians 15:45

New King James Version (NKJV)

45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.”[a] The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Simply put, Adam was perfect until he "chose" to sin by eating the fruit. Jesus, the son of God was put in Mary's womb, allowing him to be born perfect because his Father was perfect.

    Romans 5:17 sums up the whole situation nicely. "17 For if by the trespass of the one [man] death ruled as king through that one, much more will those who receive the abundance of the undeserved kindness and of the free gift of righteousness rule as kings in life through the one [person], Jesus Christ."

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yep! Jesus is the "last Adam". Okay, so I'm sure you know the whole Adam and Eve story. The one where they ate a forbidden fruit and sinned? When Adam and Eve did that, they plunged the whole world into darkness and sin. Now everything is totally corrupted by sin. Thanks, Adam and Eve haha. But it's ok! See, God wanted to reconcile Himself with sinful humanity. He wanted to save us from this sin. So, He sent Jesus, His son, who was all God and all man. Jesus did what Adam couldn't do- He was perfect. Adam failed, Jesus lived the life God intended humans to live. So when Jesus was nailed to the cross as a sacrifice, because He was perfect, He was an acceptable sacrifice that was able to take on the wrath of God for every human who has and ever will exist. He fulfilled Adam's failure. That ended up being a lengthy explanation, but I hope it helped! :)

    Source(s): The Bible ;)
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