16. The MYSTERY of Original Adam Revealed

INTRODUCTION – God’s “STANDARD” for Original Created Sinless Adam

What is unique about Adam? There are many teachings, messages, sermons about his sinning and what it did to the future of mankind. But no one speaks about the “STANDARD” of original created sinless Adam. I believe he was originally created by Christ to be the prototype, template, and/or “STANDARD” for all naturally conceived sinless humans:

Genesis 1:26a-27 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our {spiritual} image, after Our {physical} likeness, 27 So God {the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ} created man in His own image, in the {spiritual} image and {physical} likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  [Col 3:9,10; James 3:8,9.] AMP

Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man {Adam} from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being {other translations – living soul, living person}.

[1 Cor 15:45-49 {Genesis 2:7 shows the order of creation for physical man {Adam} SO he can receive his complete physical AND spiritual nature Genesis 1:26-27.] AMP

Genesis 1:28a And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; AMP

I am going to start this study with the BOLD statement that “The sinless “STANDARD” of Adam is extremely important because it is what is restored to a redeemed person who is truly and I mean truly “born again” {John 1:12-13, John 3:3-8} i.e. confessing and repenting of our sins AND having a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. WHY? Because in our being “born again,” ALL of WHAT is forgiven us? OUR SINS!!! Are we as redeemed of the SAME character/“STANDARD” as sinless Adam? I pray that I have SPARKED your interest to continue with this study!

PART 1 – Jesus Christ Creating Original Sinless Adam.

CHAPTER 1 – God’s Foreknowledge of Sin.

I MUST go back into history. God foreknew that the original “STANDARD” that Jesus would create for BOTH the angels and mankind would be polluted and negated by sin, but He had made plans in the ERA before the Book of Genesis to restore the creation of the angels and mankind to their sinless “STANDARD” of original sinless Adam. Let’s look at the fall and restoration of creation:

Romans 8:19-22 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]. 20 For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him {God} Who so subjected it — [yet] with the hope  [Eccl 1:2.] 21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 22 We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.  [Jer 12:4, 11.] AMP

I believe God the Son created the angels as sinless from the foundation of the world. After some time, Lucifer sinned and took many angels with him. I believe these are implied references for the King but in reality refers to Lucifer.

Isaiah 14:13-14 And you {Lucifer} said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost north. 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. AMP

Ezekiel 28:15-16 {God the Son speaking} You {Lucifer} were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until iniquity and guilt were found in you. 16 Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire. AMP

2 Peter 2:4 For God did not [even] spare angels that sinned, but cast them into hell, delivering them to be kept there in pits of gloom till the judgment and their doom. AMP

Hebrews 1:14 Are not the {saved} angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation? AMP

I believe the original angels were created with the “STANDARD” of their creator Jesus Christ which is the SAME “STANDARD” as sinless Adam, and because their sins needed the Lamb of God to save those who repented.

Revelation 13:8b …. everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] {for the sins of the angels} from the foundation of the world. AMP

I believe there are two angel’s testimonies which give us a glimpse of Jesus Christ’s restoration of the fallen angels and their position now with us who are redeemed. This is the first angel’s testimony:

Revelation 19:9-10 Then [the angel] said to me, Write this down: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who are summoned (invited, called) to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me [further], These are the true words (the genuine and exact declarations) of God. 10 Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours]. AMP

I believe there is also a second angel’s testimony as to Jesus Christ’s intervention as Savior for the fallen angels:

Revelation 22:8-10 And I, John, am he who heard and witnessed these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell prostrate before the feet of the messenger (angel) who showed them to me, to worship him. 9 But he said to me, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] a fellow servant along with yourself and with your brethren the prophets and with those who are mindful of and practice [the truths contained in] the messages of this book. Worship God! 10 And he [further] told me, Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book and make no secret of them, for the time when things are brought to a crisis and the period of their fulfillment is near. AMP

CHAPTER 2 – What was the Purpose for God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ to Create Original Sinless Adam?

Who was created sinless Adam? What was Jesus Christ’s purpose for creating him as sinless? What was/is his importance in God’s plans? While there is NOT a lot of Scriptural information on created sinless Adam, God does NOT make mistakes nor does He waste anything!!! He had a purpose for created sinless Adam! What was and still is that purpose? Who or what was created Adam created as? What was his nature? What was his characteristics? WHAT WAS HIS “STANDARD” {characteristics} FOR ALL FUTURE NATURALLY CONCEIVED SINLESS PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL MANKIND?

1 Corinthians 15:47-49 The first man {Adam} [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man {Jesus Christ} [is] the Lord {God} from out of heaven.  [Gen 2:7.] 48 Now those who are {naturally conceived are} made of the dust are like him {Adam} who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] {Jesus Christ is} from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded). 49 And just as we have borne the image [of the man] of dust, so shall we and so let us also bear the image [of the Man] of heaven. AMP

How does every naturally conceived human receive and bear the spiritual image of Jesus Christ – God?

Genesis 1:26a-27 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our {spiritual} image, after Our {physical} likeness, … 27 So God created man in His own {spiritual} image, in the {spiritual} image and {physical} likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  [Col 3:9,10; James 3:8,9.] AMP

Zechariah 12:1b … Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him {at their conception}: AMP

The ONLY way to find answers to these questions is to search the Scriptures about created sinless Adam’s physical and spiritual nature and his character – his “STANDARD!” Then we need to think and ponder on this subject. Please remember that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things {Hebrews 1:2, John 1:3, Colossians 1:16}, and that He is God/Man {John 1:1-2, 12, Hebrews 2:14, 17}, and that His human creation would physically and spiritually resemble Him. So we will have to look at the character/‘STANDARD” of God. Please keep following along, again, this is the origin of created sinless Adam:

Genesis 1:26a-27 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our {spiritual} image, after Our {physical} likeness, …

27 So God created man in His own {spiritual} image, in the {spiritual} image and {physical} likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  [Col 3:9,10; James 3:8,9.] AMP

Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord God {Jesus Christ} formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.  [1 Cor 15:45-49.] AMP

CHAPTER 3 – What Was and Still Is Original Adam’s Significance in God’s Redemption Plans?

What was and still is original Adam’s significance and “STANDARD” in God’s redemption plans for mankind? To answer this question, I must share my testimony so you can understand why I believe as I do.

My testimony:

In the early 1990’s some 30 years ago, I was sitting at my desk with my computer studying this topic which I am now sharing with you when I audibly asked God, “Could I as a Born Again person be like Adam was BEFORE he sinned?” Instantly God answered back in an audible voice, “Would I have more than one “STANDARD?” Whoa, this is a loaded question! Now, I knew the answer to His question was “NO” because God would only have one “STANDARD,” {Genesis 1:31} but I did not know what He meant by the word “STANDARD.” That word was NOT part of my everyday vocabulary!

Over the years, as I proceeded to pray, ponder, and study this subject, I tried to find Scripture that shared that Adam was created without sin. I could not find any! There are not any!!! WHY? Keep reading. Today some 30 years later and with much additional prayer, meditation, and study, I know why I could NOT Scripturally find any of created Adam’s spiritual makeup. We MUST remember that Jesus Christ created original sinless Adam according to some of His OWN  image and likeness {divine nature/character – 2 Peter 1:4} i.e. Christ’s own “STANDARD” as God/Man:

Genesis 1:26a-27 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our {spiritual} image, after Our {physical} likeness….., 27 So God created man in His own {spiritual} image, in the {spiritual} image and {physical} likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  [Col 3:9, 10; James 3:8, 9.] AMP

Let’s study my testimony. My conclusion is that the sinless “STANDARD” of created Adam is what is restored to a redeemed person who is truly “born again” and having a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ. Why is this true? Because ALL of WHAT is forgiven us? OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE SINS!!! In God the Father’s sight we as the redeemed are as SINLESS as original Adam was sinless and we are therefore of his original “STANDARD”!!!

PART 2 – Adam Sinned and Its Consequence!

CHAPTER 1 – Adam Sinned Losing His Sinless “STANDARD” and Making ALL Future Generations of Naturally Conceived Mankind SINNERS!

Romans 5:12 Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man {Adam}, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned. AMP

Do NOT be deceived! God foreknew ALL of these events would happen as history produced itself during time in His creation. God the Father formed His plans for EVERY naturally conceived person in His Book of Life during the ERA BEFORE the Book of Genesis. King David is our example:

Psalms 139:16 {King David talking to God} Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. AMP

God the Father also foreknew that sin would separate mankind from Him so He formed His plans {Jeremiah 29:11} for redeemed mankind in the ERA BEFORE the Book of Genesis. Study and understand what His plans are for us:

Ephesians 1:3-4 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! 4 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. AMP

  • Romans 8:29-31 For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand {from BEFORE the Book of Genesis}], He also {pre}destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren. 30 And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being]. 31 What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]  [Ps 118:6.] AMP

CHAPTER 2 – Scripture Shares that Adam Shared in Christ’s “STANDARD.”

In order for sinful mankind to be restored to Adam’s original created sinless “STANDARD,” we MUST be truly “Born Again!” EVERY naturally conceived person is a sinner and MUST be redeemed to Adam’s original “STANDARD” to become an adopted child of God’s and live with Him in His Kingdom forever!

John 1:12-13 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the {adopted} children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name —  [Isa 56:5.] 13 Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!] AMP

John 3:3-8 Jesus answered him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? 5 Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.  [Ezek 36:25-27.] 6 What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). 8 The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. AMP

God’s challenge to sinful mankind to be restored to sinless Adam’s “STANDARD:

Acts 3:19-21 So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And that He may send [to you] the Christ (the Messiah), Who before was designated and appointed for you — even Jesus, 21 Whom heaven must receive [and retain] until the time for the complete restoration of all that God spoke by the mouth of all His holy prophets for ages past [from the most ancient time in the memory of man]. AMP

CHAPTER 3 – Scripture Shares Christ’s “STANDARD” to Be His Characteristics.

Adam was created with SOME of Christ’s “STANDARD” – SOME of His God/Man characteristics.  I am going to use two different translations for the SAME verse to support what I am sharing – one has Christ giving us His character, the other has us partaking of Christ’s divine nature, BUT both give us insights to God’s “STANDARD.” The Scripture having Christ SHARING His character with His redeemed brothers:

2 Peter 1:3-4 For as you know him better {Jesus Christ}, he will give you, through his great power, everything you need for living a truly good life: he even shares his own glory and his own goodness with us! 4 And by that same mighty power he has given us all the other rich and wonderful blessings he promised; for instance, the promise to save us from the lust and rottenness all around us, and to give us his own character. TLB

And the other text sharing with us that we PARTAKE of Christ’s divine nature:

2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. NKJV

What I have learned over the years, is that Adam was created with some of God’s characteristics which I will share shortly! His original created sinless “STANDARD” was taken away when he sinned. We do not know how many years Adam lived before he sinned, but he and Eve eventually DID sin!

Genesis 5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own {physical} likeness, after his {own sinful spiritual} image; and he named him Seth. AMP

CHAPTER 4 – Let’s Take A Fresh Look At 2 Corinthians 5:17.

I will BOLDLY make the statement that when a sinner is truly “Born Again,” he/she is restored to the “STANDARD” of original created sinless Adam who in turn was created in the image and likeness of God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ bearing His “STANDARD.”  Therefore, I believe it is extremely necessary that we MUST take a fresh look at:

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold the fresh and new {“STANDARD” of created sinless Adam AND sinless Jesus Christ} has come {been restored}! AMP

God does NOT make mistakes, nor does He waste ANYTHING!!! I believe God’s purpose for original created sinless Adam was for him to be naturally conceived sinless mankind’s benchmark, template, pattern, model, prototype i.e. His original “STANDARD” for every future naturally conceived sinless person. While this is true, Satan had other plans and sin entered a second time into history via Adam and Eve’s eating of the forbidden fruit and that activated God’s plan for sinful mankind’s redemption plan a second time {the fallen angels being the FIRST – Isaiah 14:12-17, Ezekiel 28:15-16, 2 Peter 2:4}. Created sinless Adam who was to be God’s “STANDARD” for ALL of naturally conceived sinless mankind, BUT sin entered into the picture and revealed and made effective God’s foreknown and predestined redemption plans with our Savior Jesus Christ.  Because Adam and Eve sinned, ALL of the future naturally conceived sinful mankind had another need in their future – they were in need of a Savior like the fallen angels. God foreknew and implemented His predestined redemptive plan now including a Savior for mankind:

Romans 3:23 Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives. AMP

Romans 6:23 For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord. AMP

When one truly accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, you instantly become an adopted child of God:

John 1:12-13 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the {adopted} children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name —  [Isa 56:5.] 13 Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!] AMP

  • Romans 8:14-16 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father! 16 The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are {adopted} children of God. AMP

ü John 3:3-8 Jesus answered him {Nicodemus}, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? 5 Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.  [Ezek 36:25-27.] 6 What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). 8 The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. AMP

CHAPTER 5 – How Is God’s Original “STANDARD” of Sinless Adam Restored to Redeemed Mankind?

God’s original “STANDARD” is restored when a sinner is redeemed by being “Born Again” i.e. accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior AND having a personal relationship with Him. Again from:

John 3:3-8 Jesus answered him {Nicodemus}, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that unless a person is born again (anew, from above), he cannot ever see (know, be acquainted with, and experience) the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother’s womb again and be born? 5 Jesus answered, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, unless a man is born of water and [even] the Spirit, he cannot [ever] enter the kingdom of God.  [Ezek 36:25-27.]

6 What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not [do not be surprised, astonished] at My telling you, You must all be born anew (from above). 8 The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. AMP

God imputes/credits sinless Adam’s “STANDARD” for each and every newly redeemed/saved naturally conceived creation and creature/person. They are without sin, they are righteous, perfect, holy, pure, and blessed. We MUST be aware that each spiritual characteristic is freely restored to the new creation, BUT each attribute has a ministry/works that accompanies it. While it is a “free gift,” it is NOT a total freebee! Each characteristic of our “STANDARD” will have a number to identify it, the Scripture reference to support it will have the letter “a,” and the letter “b” will designate our ministry/works using that characteristic. I believe our ministry/works are NOT arbitrary! Our ministry is to live our lives according to daily Kingdom Living as very BEST we can using every opportunity to use our testimony to expand and extend God’s Kingdom to lost sinners using our testimony of Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Christ used parables to reveal God’s Kingdom to the people, and these parables contain the potential number of sinners {3, 5, 7, 100} we are to witness to. These characteristics are similar to a “garden salad” that you mix up for your dinner i.e. their vegetables and juice intertwine in such a way which means you cannot partake of one without partaking of ALL them!!!

We MUST understand and know that in God the Father’s sight all truly saved people {Born Again redeemed Saints} AND angels are of the SAME “STANDARD” as sinless Adam and our sinless physical brother and spiritual Creator, Savior, and Judge – God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ:

1) The redeemed are without SIN i.e. we are SINLESS like our brother original Adam:

  1. a) 2 Corinthians 5:17, 19 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away {Romans 3:23}. Behold, the fresh and new has come {Romans 6:23}! 19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses {sins} [but cancelling them], AMP
  2. b) 2 Corinthians 5:18, 20-21 But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him]. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. AMP

2) We the redeemed are imputed with Christ’s RIGHTEOUSNESS:

  1. a) Philippians 3:9 And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith. AMP
  2. b) Isaiah 32:17 And the effect {work} of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust {in God} forever. AMP

3) We the redeemed are declared PERFECT:

  1. a) Hebrews 12:23 And to the church (assembly) of the Firstborn who are registered [as citizens] in heaven, and to the God {the Son} Who is Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous (the redeemed in heaven) who have been made perfect {thru Christ’s shed blood}, AMP
  2. b) Matthew 5:48 You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.  [Lev 19:2,18.] AMP

4) We the redeemed are declared by God as being HOLY:

  1. a) Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also suffered and died outside the [city’s] gate in order that He might purify and consecrate the people through [the shedding of] His own blood and set them apart as holy [for God]. AMP
  2. b) Romans 12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. AMP

5) God views us the truly saved as being PURE:

  1. a) 1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, we are [even here and] now God’s children; it is

not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [as God’s {adopted} children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is. 3 And everyone who has this hope [resting] on Him cleanses (purifies) himself just as He is pure (chaste, undefiled, guiltless). AMP

  1. b) 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise or think less of you because of your

youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. AMP

6) We the truly redeemed are BLESSED and MUST believe and accept Jesus as being God/Man:

  1. a) John 20:28-29 Thomas answered Him, My Lord and my God! 29 Jesus

said to him, Because you have seen Me, Thomas, do you now believe (trust, have faith)? Blessed and happy and to be envied are those who have never seen Me and yet have believed and adhered to and trusted and relied on Me {as God/Man}. AMP

  1. a) John 8:23-24 He {Jesus speaking} said to them, You are from below; I

am from above. You are of this world (of this earthly order); I am not of this world. 24 That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He [Whom I claim to be — if you do not adhere to, trust in, and rely on Me], you will die in your sins. AMP

I must add that I believe that ALL Christian cult members who do NOT believe nor accept Jesus Christ as being fully GOD/MAN are going to Hell upon their death!

John 8:23-24 He {Jesus} said to them, You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world (of this earthly order); I am not of this world. 24 That is why I told you that you will die in (under the curse of) your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He [Whom I claim to be — if you do not adhere to, trust in, and rely on Me], you will die in your sins. AMP

ONLY those of us who are truly “Born Again” share this SAME “STANDARD” as original created sinless Adam and our Savior God/Man Jesus Christ! Again, I believe it is imperative that we take a fresh look at:

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {“STANDARD” of Adam and God/Jesus Christ} has come! AMP

SUMMARY

God the Son/Son of Man Jesus Christ created sinless Adam with the SAME physical nature and partial spiritual “STANDARD” as God! I believe God the Father’s original plan was for sinless Adam to be the template or model {“STANDARD”} for ALL NATURALLY CONCEIVED SINLESS HUMANS! But God foreknew that He had an adversary – Satan who would initially sin, and then would bollix up His plans by deceiving Adam and Eve to sin. God foreknew all of these things and had made plans for our Savior Jesus Christ to be part of His plans!!! His modified plans meant sinners would have to repent of their sins and truly accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master are in effect until Christ’s Second Coming.

My testimony confirms what I am sharing. From Adam to Christ’s Second Coming ALL naturally conceived humans are SINNERS in need of a Savior Jesus Christ! ALL sinners who are truly “Born Again” are restored to original created sinless Adam’s “STANDARD” which partakes of Christ’s divine nature/characteristics:

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new {“STANDARD” of Adam and God/Jesus Christ} has come! AMP

I am using the phrase “naturally born people” meaning they are NOT produced by humans using Artificial Insemination {AI} or In Vitro Fertilization {IVF} to produce human offspring/babies. When humans become involved in the process of human procreation, they push out and remove God the Holy Spirit from the reproductive process. These fertility clinics can reproduce human life BUT THAT LIFE/BABY DOES NOT HAVE A HUMAN SPIRIT!!!

Zechariah 12:1b… Thus says the Lord, Who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth and forms the spirit of man within him: AMP

Jesus Christ imputes/credits to each and every NEWLY redeemed Saint His “STANDARD” of their restored fresh and new condition – they are without sin, they are righteous, they are perfect, they are holy, they are pure, and they are blessed.

Through our faith in Jesus Christ and His shed blood to remove our sins, we the Saints of God have been restored to the original sinless “STANDARD” of Adam! I pray that as “Christians” begin to realize the significance of this restoration of our sinless “STANDARD” that we will truly begin to reflect to the peoples of the world that “The true living loving God in one’s life does make a difference in who we really are !!!”

ADDENDUM – God Restoring Adam AFTER he sinned.

God has brought to my attention that I did not give Him credit for restoring Adam and Eve after they sinned to the “STANDARD” that original sinless Adam was created with. I believe AFTER they sinned Adam and Eve were restored by God’s shedding of blood to cover their sin. Listen to what Scripture has to say: Hebrews 9:18 So even the [old] first covenant (God’s will) {concerning Adam and Eve} was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force without the shedding of blood. AMP Hebrews 9:22 [In fact] under the Law almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins. AMP
So how did God the Son shed blood for Adam and Eve’s remission of their sin? I believe Jesus killed animals using their skins for clothing and shedding their blood to cover Adam and Eve’s sin: Genesis 3:21 For Adam also and for his wife the Lord God made long coats (tunics) of {slaughtered animals} skins and clothed them. AMP
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AMEN AND AMEN!
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