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Author: Ron Graham


Facts About Adam and Adam’s Sin
—A simple list

Adam's beginning

  • The Bible introduces Adam in the early chapters of Genesis.
  • Adam was the first human being. He was created by God from the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7).
  • God took a bone from Adam’s body and from it made the second human being, the first "woman", a companion with Adam (Genesis 2:21-23).
  • Adan named his wife "Eve" because she was the mother of all the living —meaning all subsequently conceived human life (Genesis 3:20, 4:1).

Adam's Sin

  • Adam was not the first to sin on earth. The serpent was the first. He decieved Eve and she was the second to sin (2Corinthians 11:3; 1Timothy 2:14; Genesis 3:1-13; Revelation 12:9).
  • Adam was not deceived but he ate the forbidden fruit anyway (Genesis 3:6).

Adam's Death

  • God said that Adam and Eve would "surely die" the day they ate of the forbidden fruit. Yet Adam lived hundreds of years (Genesis 2:17, 5:5).
  • The death that Adam and Eve died, on the day they sinned, was spiritual death, the loss of eternal life (cf Romans 7:9-10; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13).
  • Adam could have been like Enoch whom God took from earth so that Enoch would not see death because he pleased God (Hebrews 11:5; Genesis 5:21-24).

Adam's Guilt

  • Adam was condemned for Adam's sin. He was not condemned for anyone else's. He was guilty only for what he himself did wrong (Genesis 3:14-19).
  • Adam brought sin and death into the world (Romans 5:12,18).
  • Adam did not pass on his guilt to his progeny. They are condemned for their own sins (Ezekiel 18).
  • Adam deprived his children of a fortunate legacy and left them a bleak future, as many other sinful men have done (examples 2Chronicles 36:11-21, Deuteronomy 5:8-10).

Adam's Antitype

  • In the Bible, Adam is seen as an inverted type or symbol of Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 15:21-22,47-49; Romans 5:12,18-19).


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