The Three Adams (Part Six) - The Consequences of Unbelief



Continued from the last episode:

Case Study Text:

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.” 

1 Cor 15:45 – 47 (KJV)

Therefore, the First (Man) Adam is earthy! This is because he refused to take the nature of God in order for him to be confirmed to the image of God. And as matter of fact by default, he is not the man created in the image of God in Genesis 1:26 – 27. 
The fact remains that whatever that must have decoyed the man into disobeying the instruction from God must have said something that appeared admirable on the surface than that which God has said to him. This implies that, as the man continued to focus on the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the fruit of the tree started communicating to him and he began to see and hear something from the fruit that sounds and appears ravishing. Such deceptive disposition of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil sends illusory signal that captured the heart of the man and his inability to resist made him to give in and he subjected himself to the commands of the tree. In that case he saw no evil in the tree and as a result the tree to him is harmless and cannot produce death and if it cannot produce death it must be good for consumption. So he filled his heart with thoughts on how harmless and beautiful the fruit is and that overrules whatever God must have said is vital and disastrous about it. 

The only way to ascertain if his decision and action is right is the aftermath of what he has done. The result indicated that he actually died which makes the instruction from God the right and truthful instruction, a true revelation that he just obeyed a lie from whatever the tree of knowledge of good and evil represents. Therefore contained in the instruction of God is truth and this truth gives life, whereas contained in the instruction of whatever the tree of knowledge of good and evil represents is lie and this lie gives death. The death which this tree of knowledge of good and evil offers is not physical extinction but spiritual separation between the man and God, because the man preferred what is physical to that which is spiritual. 

On the other hand, if from the tree of knowledge of good and evil lie is produced, it means that whatever that tree represents is the originator or founder of lies and in the same vein it is right to say that the tree of life produces truth and whatever it represents is the originator and founder of truth. At this juncture, what both trees represented have not been made known, but God in His foreknowledge knew and warned the man to stay clear of the tree of knowledge of good and evil because from this tree, the tempter will come and lure him into disobedience. There are ways the man would have avoided transgressing the borderline of the instruction given to him. One of the ways is that he should have ignored the existence of that tree and focuses his attention on the ones that God told him to take from. In that case, the chance of communicating with the tree would have been of zero probability but taking cognizant of its existence made the way for communication and in the communication the weakness of the man was exposed. Whatever the tree is representing wouldn’t miss the opportunity to take the power from the man and have him under his control. 

The same way it is, that when one decides to focus one’s attention on a particular thing, that thing begin to communicate with the individual. In the communication, questions are raised and answers are given. Such answers bring solutions to the wants or if not the needs of the particular individual, and as a result he or she begin to see that particular thing as a remedy to his or her need. The awareness of the existence of that particular thing and communication to it will cause someone to take a decision that ordinarily he wouldn’t have taken if he or she is not aware of the existence of that thing though it does exist. 

The writer of the book of Genesis could not demystify who this tempter is clearly, because this tempter was subtle for him to understand and couldn’t help it but to say is The Serpent. This is not just an ordinary serpent but The Serpent, which is an indication that is a serpent on its own class. A lack of clear revelation of what and who this serpent is makes it very difficult for its works and manifestations to be known by people and as a result, its works sometimes are attributed to God.

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