Is Adam Greater than Christ?

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life (Romans 5:18).

What we do has no effect on who we are in Christ … The cross wasn’t some piece of groundwork Christ laid that now requires your belief to validate it … Everyone constituted a sinner in Adam will eventually be constituted just in Christ …

Does everyone experience this justification simultaneously? No. Just as a person cannot experience Adam’s cure until he or she is born, neither can a person experience Christ’s victory until Christ chooses to reveal it to him or her. But it will happen for every son and daughter of Adam, if not in this life, then in the next. This is the testimony of Scripture (I Timothy 2:5-6; I Corinthians 15:22-23) …

Man’s theology, however, has destroyed the parallels, placing everyone under Adam’s disobedience, but on a fraction under Christ’s obedience. Man’s theology has made the former involuntary, while the latter they have made a matter of free choice. Scripture doesn’t do this, man does. By doing so, man’s theology had made Adam greater than Christ.

This does not seem to bother anyone.

Martin Zender
How to Be Free From Sin While Smoking a Cigarette (2007), pages 30-36

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