The Last Adam, Christ, Became a Life-giving Spirit

by Tom Smith

In 1 Corinthians 15:45 the Apostle Paul said, “The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.”

From the context of 1 Corinthians 15, it is clear that the “last Adam” is Christ. That’s because this “last Adam” is also the “second man” who is “out of heaven” in verse 47. Surely Christ is the unique man with the divine origin and the heavenly nature (John 1:1, 14).

The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit

But I’m afraid that few Christians would be so bold to affirm according to this clear word of the Bible that Christ today is the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:17).  Fear of being considered heretical might cause some believers to avoid declaring what the Bible plainly says.

However, if we have the proper understanding of Christ being the life-giving Spirit we’ll realize that it is neither heretical nor aberrant. It’s “biblical,”  and even more, it’s absolutely vital to our daily Christian life.

Without Christ being the life-giving Spirit in resurrection, He could never indwell our spirit to be our life (2 Tim. 4:22; Rom. 8:10)

But before we delve into this divine mystery, let’s make one point of clarification…

Read more: http://holdingtotruth.com/2017/06/18/christ-became-life-giving-spirit/

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