So here is Part 2 for those of you who missed it, and as a review for those who read it a few weeks ago. God bless you!
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Pet. 1:3 NIV)
When we are born again, we are baptized into Christ’s death and are raised to newness of life, which is God’s intended life for us, a second humanity referred to in the original Greek as “the Christ” (see Introduction). In God’s mind, there actually is no more Adam, for the last Adam was crucified: Christ lived a perfect life for us then bore the wrath of God and died on our behalf – He did this to become for us a life-giving spirit, …the second man, …the heavenly man (1 Cor. 15:45-49). He is the Head of the new humanity, a Christ humanity. Judged and buried…
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