The First Son of God was Adam. Now it’s us.

It hit me like a ton of bricks. I have read this passage many times, but this time it was there in front of God and everyone. It shook me to the core, so much in fact that I had to pause and ponder its implications.

Going through the genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3, Luke makes an astounding statement: the son of God is Adam. Read it with me:

34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Heber, the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. (NAS emphasis mine)

Adam is called the son of God. But that was Jesus’ title! But wait, that is our title! At least those of us with the male genes. The women, of course, are called the daughters of God. (See I John 3:1, Romans 8:14)

So the first son of God (Adam) failed. The second son of God (Jesus) succeeded. Now the sons and daughters of God, those of us led by the Spirit, are being formed by the Spirit into the same nature as the Son of God, namely Jesus!

We really need to relearn that biblical anthropology!

David has been a systems thinker most of his life. He has started three businesses as well as designed and developed systems and processes in existing organizations. He has a Doctorate in Leadership and has also done additional post-graduate work in communications.

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    • Kathi

      Actually, the word ‘son’ is added by the translator throughout the geneology. If you look at the Greek, the word for son is not in the passage.