Summary: HOW ADAM’S SIN CAME ON ALL MANKIND?
Rom 3:23 says,
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
When I started my Christian life, I had a number of questions in my mind. One question was, how is it possible that through the sacrifice of Jesus, my sin would be washed away? I have sinned today in this 20th century. But Jesus died 2000 years back, that is before my birth and my sinning. How can loan repaid before it is taken?
The Holy spirit spoke to me in a different way. I did not hear such a sermon, yet.
In Hebrew 7:4-10 Bible Says, Levi gave tithe to Melchisedec when he was still unborn!
Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
When Melchisedec met Abraham, Levi was yet in Abraham’s loins. Levi is born after more than 150 years after the incident. He is grand-grand-son of Abraham. To Abraham Issac was born, and to him Jacob was born and to him Levi was born. Still Bible says, he was yet in the loins of his grand-grand-father, when Melchisedec met him. It is a wonderful knowledge.
This reminds me when my grandfather was a young boy I was within him. Even,my son Daniel was within him. Not only in him, but in his father, grand-father and in Noah, and Adam. Yes, spiritually we all were within Adam when he was created.
In Job 38:4-21 we see Lord says, Job was born at the time of creation!
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.