Jesus’ origin according to Romans 1: 1-3
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, (Romans 1:1-4 ESV)
|Jesus as man||Jesus as Son of God|
|which he promised beforehand through his prophets||which he promised beforehand through his prophets|
|who was descended from David according to the flesh||declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead
* Declared to be the special son by holiness.
* Adam and Jesus were both physical sons of God, but Jesus was declared the SON (to become eternal) while Adam a sinner (to die).
[Trinity claims that he was eternally son but scriptures teach us that he was declared son]
* Adam returned to the dust to death while Jesus also had the same fate, the Father raised him from the grave to GRANT him eternal life therefore he become eternal.
* Jesus was 100% human while on earth and only after resurrection his body was transformed to an immortal one.
Jesus received his eternal son-ship at the resurrection:
this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, “‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.’ (Acts 13:33 ESV)
Chronology of Jesus:
Existence: Not Physical
State: Word (i.e. concept/purpose)
Son-ship: In prophecy – “he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures”
A type of Adam – Physical human baby like unto Adam.
Both had God as their physical Father.
Was conceived 100% human – Son of David.
Existence: VOID / Ceased to exit
Made immortal and receives eternal son-ship.
Declared FIRSTBORN based on choice and inherits the Father’s throne.
Resurrection is a symbol of victory – sin and death
Who is a type of him who is coming
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 the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. (Romans 5:14-15 ESV)
Salvation was required of a MAN that is why Jesus is a TYPE of Adam. Adam being the first had the right to set the way but he set the way to death. So another Adam had to change that course by doing the opposite of Adam and brought about the way to the tree of life that was blocked out.
For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:21-23 ESV)
|Adam||Jesus a type of Adam|
|The author of man||The second Adam (1Co 15:45) – Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
(1 Corinthians 15:45 ESV)
|Was to be a role model to all mankind to follow. We were to remember how he overcame temptations but rather we remember him for his failure||To be a role model of all mankind to follow. He overcame temptations and becomes a role model for faith and good deeds.|
|Son of God||Son of God|
|Created in the Image of God – (Physical)||Is the Image of God – (Spiritual)|
|Adam contrasted with Jesus||Jesus contrasted with Adam|
|Disobedience caused mankind to fall.||Obedience causes mankind to be reconciled.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. (Psalms 40:6-8 KJV)
|We inherited his fall.||We can inherit his success.|
|offence||free gift in grace of the one MAN Jesus Christ|
|Desired to be Like God through the fruit.||Took the form of a servant and trusted fully in his God.
and now it hath come, that ye may be scattered, each to his own things, and me ye may leave alone, and I am not alone, because the Father is with me; (John 16:32 YLT)
(One God consoles another God?)
|for even as in Adam all die,
(1 Corinthians 15:22 YLT)
|so also in the Christ all shall be made alive, (1 Corinthians 15:22 YLT)|
|I am the WAY to death||I am the WAY to life|
|The first man is of the earth, earthy: As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy:
(1 Corinthians 15:47-48)
|the second man is from heaven.
and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
Not literally from heaven then it would follow that we are also from heaven.
Earth and heaven are contrasted that is carnal and spiritual
By a MAN has come also the resurrection of the dead.
The free gift in grace of the one MAN Jesus Christ.
Today I have begotten you.