Summary: Some beautiful similarities between the first Adam and the last Adam; Jesus Christ with one exceptional difference.
The Two Adams (Romans 5:12-18)
I. Both Adams:
(a) had a bride: Adam-Eve & Christ-His Church
(b) had a tree of death in their lives: Adam-the tree
of knowledge of good and evil.
(c) knew sin by that tree.
(d) ate out of love for their bride. (The apostle Paul
tells us in 1 Timothy 2:14 that Adam was not
deceived. That means Adam knew he would die
when he ate of the forbidden fruit. He knew he
could not escape the judgement of God as
thought his wife Eve. ergo, he ate out of love.
Conclusion: the first Adam ate so that he could be
with his bride. The second Adam ate so that His bride
could be with Him.
Some might say since Adam ate so he could be with
his bride, and Jesus went to the cross so His bride
could be with Him, that Jesus died only for His bride
But others would say; yes Jesus died for His bride, as
Adam died for Eve, but that Eve is called the mother
of all living, therefore Christ died for the whole