Where Do You Belong?

Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous. (Rom.5:18-19)

In God’s account, there are only two places where people of the world would belong-In Adam or in Christ. The Bible calls Adam “the first man” and Jesus “the second man” (1Cor.15:45). Jesus is also referred to as the “last Adam” (1Cor.15:47). All those who are born into this world are born in Adam. But all those who have placed their trust in Jesus are born again in Jesus. This is the billion dollar choice each one has to make.

In First Adam

This doesn’t require anything from your part. This is the default position in which mankind is. More than that by our deeds we declare that we are in Adam. We disobey God and rebel against Him. We go after our own desires and refuse to repent. The Bible says “there is no one who seeks God” (Rom.3:11; Ps.14:1-3; 53:1-3; Eccles. 7:20)

In Last Adam

This is by the grace of God. However, one needs to acknowledge his sinfulness and depravity and humbly come to God trusting in His provision through Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will quicken that person the moment he/she thus responds to the call of God. This last Adam is God’s provision for man’s sin. He is the only way because no one else qualifies for this propitiatory role (Jn.1:29,36; 14:6; 1Cor.15:45-47). The Bible affirms that those who are in Adam will all die, but those who are in Christ will live eternally (1Cor.15:22). God has done everything in order to bring us to Himself and has left the choice to us. A ‘billion dollar’ choice indeed!

Where is your position today? The option is still open and its free!

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