This Matters

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21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

1 Cor. 15:21-23

Eve thought Cain could be the redeemer who God had promised, but he was not. She thought Seth could be the redeemer, but he was not. Thousands of years later, her offspring arrived in the form of a child in a manager. He grew in wisdom and learning, did great miracles, died, and then finally conquered death.

In Adam, we all die. Sin entered the world asking “Did God really say?” Death departs the world fleeing the Word who really spoke. Christ is fully God. He was before Abraham. He was there in the beginning. He was that figure in the garden walking with Adam and Eve. When He said Eve would have an offspring who would crush the head of the serpent, He was talking about Himself.

This matters. For if you do not believe in Christ — if he is not your God — you have no life after this one. This is the best it will ever be for you. He will return. You must be ready. We are in Advent where we celebrate His first coming. But we are in Advent too eagerly expecting his return. He will return. Will you be ready?

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Erick Erickson
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