Did we inherit Adam’s nature?

The question was asked on the blog Jesus Creed.
The answer is YES, YES, 1000x YES.
Havent you read the bible?

Lets get some facts out there.
1. Adam is made in God’s likness (tselem – means to represent, like a viceroy or governor).
2. As a result, Adam has eternal life (tree of life (gen 2:9 ‘tree that gives life’)
3. Adam disobeys God, no longer ‘tselem’ he is kicked out of Eden and no longer has access to the tree that gives life, and access to ‘tselem’ is blocked (Gen 3:22-24)
4. Gen 5 states that Adam was “tselem” of God, but now his son Seth is “tselem” of Adam.

5:1 This is the record of the family line of Adam.

When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 5:2 He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them “humankind.”

5:3 When Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth. 5:4 The length of time Adam lived after he became the father of Seth was 800 years; during this time he had other sons and daughters. 5:5 The entire lifetime 10 of Adam was 930 years, and then he died.

Adam’s nature had a fundamental change. He went from “life” (eternal) to “life” (finite) – Adam began to decay.

Its that simple. We are all born into a world where we do not live in Eden. We do not have access to the “tree that gives life”. We are all born into a world where we are in the “tselem” of Adam.
It is only through the New Adam, Jesus Christ, that we have access to the tree that gives life, and are able to be “tselem” of God, once more.

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