The unity in Adam and the unity in Christ. This is Paul’s concern. He tells us first in Adam we have an inheritance of death, of a sinful nature, of warfare against God, and we have inherited this as sons of Adam. Second he says that the death of Christ does precisely the reverse; it overpowers Adams sin by greater gifts, powers, and by dominion. And third, the death of the body is the first stage in the greater judgement of all who are in Adam, and the full deliverance of all who are in Christ.
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