The Two Adams

CHAPTER II - points of analogy

Let us now notice the points of analogy between the two Adams. TTA 7.3

1. Both were miraculously, or supernaturally “made.” 1 Corinthians 15:45; Romans 1:3. TTA 7.4

2. Both were to obey, or do the will of God.-Genesis 2:16, 17; Hebrews 5:8, and 10:9. TTA 7.5

3. The first Adam violated the law given him, and death was the result; the second Adam kept the law given him and life was the consequence.-1 Corinthians 15:21. TTA 7.6

4. Both were tempted by the devil in a personal conversation.-Genesis 3:1-6; Matthew 3:1-11. TTA 7.7

5. Both were tempted to eat that which was forbidden; one to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree; the other to turn stones into bread;-the first yielded, the other triumphed. Genesis 3:6; Matthew 4:3. TTA 7.8

6. Both were tempted to gratify the lust of the eye;-the one to take the fruit because it was “pleasant to the eye;” the other to fall down and worship the tempter, being promised “all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them.” Genesis 3:6; Matthew 4:8. TTA 8.1

7. Both were tempted with the pride of life;-the one to take of the fruit because it was to be “desired to make one wise;” the other to cast himself down from the pinnacle of the temple, with the promise, “He shall give his angels charge concerning thee.” Genesis 3:6; Matthew 4:6. TTA 8.2

8. The first fell by eating; the other reversed the sentence by fasting. TTA 8.3

9. The one was placed in paradise, and fell into the wilderness and death; the other was driven into the wilderness, and will restore that which was lost. TTA 8.4

10. The one was tempted, surrounded with all the tame and harmless animals of creation; the other was in the wilderness with the “wild beasts.”-Mark 1:13. TTA 8.5

11. When the first Adam fell, angels were set “to keep the way of the tree of life;” and when the second Adam triumphed, “angels ministered unto him.”-Mark 1:13. TTA 8.6

12. The fall of the first, was in the garden of Eden; the last temptation of the second, was in the garden of Gethsemane, when all the powers of darkness were let loose upon him.-Luke 22:43, 44, 53. TTA 8.7

13. The first Adam being a man, wished to be “as gods;” the second Adam being the “Son of God,” was “found in fashion as a man.”-Philippians 2:8. TTA 8.8

14. The first lost the “dominion under the whole heaven;” the second regained or purchased it.-Ephesians 1:14; Daniel 7:13, 14, 27. TTA 8.9

15. By the first Adam, “came death;” by the second, “came also the resurrection of the dead.”-1 Corinthians 15:21 TTA 8.10

16. Both had to die,-and to be laid in the earth; the one to see corruption, the other to see “no corruption.”-Genesis 3:19; Acts 2:31. TTA 8.11

17. Death and the grave triumphed over the one; but could not hold the other.-Revelation 1:18. TTA 8.12

18. Before the first Adam had anything to do with the earth, everything was finished, nothing was added after possession, or dominion was given to him; so with the second Adam; the new heavens and the new earth will be completed, or finished, before he will come into possession of any part of it.-Genesis 1:26; Acts 3:21; Ephesians 1:14; Revelation 21:1-4. TTA 8.13

19. Before the first Adam had the conflict with Satan, in which he fell; the seventh day, or Sabbath, had passed so with the second Adam;-before the last and final conflict with Satan and his hosts, in which eternal victory will be gained for the Son of God and his people; the Sabbath, or seven thousand years will be passed.-Genesis 2:3; Genesis 3:1-6; Revelation 20:7-10; Hebrews 4:8, 9. TTA 9.1

20. The first Adam was made a living soul, or subject to death and therefore mortal; the second Adam immortal, and therefore “brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”-2 Timothy 1:10. TTA 9.2