Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Thanks for this, I mostly agree except for the part about Jesus being the last Adam. There is no last Adam, their is no first either.
So the last will be first, and the first will be last.
If Jesus was the last Adam then what are we? Don't you believe that Jesus and everyone else is the same entity? Correct me if I'm wrong. If so, how
can you say that Jesus was the last Adam? Since the last is first and the first is last there is no such thing as a first or last because they are
both the same.
Jesus is with us and us with Jesus, we are all one in the same, so to say that Jesus was the last contradicts his own teachings.
1 Corinthians 15
So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the
resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”[f]; the last Adam, a
life-giving spirit. 46 The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.
Jesus said, "You must be born again." The events of the first century must happen again. Jesus comes as a Spirit the second time as the
resurrection of the righteous. The righteous are then crucified to death and raised by the event to new life. We come back to rule with Christ. The
two witnesses are Israel (Moses) and Elijah (Gentiles Christians brought back through baptism).
This is the first resurrection. All 7 billion on this plant are what Paul referred to in Acts 24:
15 and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. 16 So I
strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their
testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They[a] had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their
foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand
years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power
over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
At the end of the 1000 years, the wicked, who had been denied baptism in the 1000 year reign, will rise again and be judged.
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to
flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our
father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree
that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will
baptize you with[c] the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into
the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Water puts out fire. Water is baptism (Immersion into the water of life) to repent. Some will refuse to repent and turn. Repentance is done by
giving to others. The best way to do this is to raise a family as a mirror of God raising His Son.
Salvation through Raising a Family