Scripture Specific to The Fall

by Wes Bridel on June 9, 2009

in Calling

God gave Man everything, but we chose to live this life without His guidance.  This has led us to misery, pain, and death.

"And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven."

"And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven."

God desires that we be His children, growing into His Likeness, in perfect fellowship and community, governing His creations on earth.  After choosing his own way, natural Man is now subject to the whims of our enemy, cursed to toil and die.  We were not able to live the life of God as the second Adam, but Jesus triumphantly did. Thus the natural earthly life is characterized by consequences of a life chosen apart from God.


Rom. 5:12-14 [NIV]

12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned- 13for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. 14Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.

1 Cor. 15:45-49 [NIV]
45So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. 46The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. 47The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven. 48As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. 49

1 Cor. 11:3 [NIV]

3Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

1 Cor. 11:7-10 [NIV]

7A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; 9neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.

This post is _Part 9_ in a series about The Fall.  To continue with this series, click on Part 10.  To use this as a growth tool to better understand your own calling, you might start by reading the explanation of this series and then read Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5, Pt 6, Pt 7 and Pt 8.

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