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THE WORLD !S CRESSET OCT. 7ih. 1915"
4th. Page CREATION -AKD- FORMOT Continued from last week "And so it is written the first man Adam was made a living mini the last Adam was made a quickening spirit, Howbeit .that was not first which is spirjtual but that which is natural and afterward tt)at which is spiritual. . The first man is of the earth. onrthv: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earth such are tbey also that are earthly and as is t.hP hpaveniv such are they also that are heavenly. " 1. Co; 15 45-46-47.48. The first thing we notice in this language is, "And so it is written, the first man Adam wa9 oi ide a lining soul; ' that isj' the first complete man ' until, after Christ died on the cross, and gave the Gentiles a living soul, making -him a complete maa As we have from time to time i r.iven bv the Word, The first man. This to the one man theory believers would seem as the Ad am was the beginning of all hu man heings hut from a close ob, servance of the scriptures this God did not say. For Adam in the, garden was not the first natural man. For the'ollowing scripture would and doV-s condemn such , belief. Please read. I 'Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual;' but that which is natural and after ward that which is spiritutl." (lCor 15-45) The Readers will see. in this scripture that when God said the first man Adam was made a liv ing soul: that He was speaking of the man that He formed and nlaced in the garden. This we say is truth. And when we read the rest of the verse, '"the last man Adam was made a quicken ing spirit '' Ourapponants say this refers to Christ. But when we look at the 46 v. quoted above we, must say Christ Is not includ ed in this scripture. For this 46 verse is an explanation of the 45. Fjjt He says. "Howbeit that which was first was not spiritual Christ, always was a spiritual being He could not of been the character spoken of in this man ner, "The last man Adam was made a quickening spirit" This explains the fact that tnere was a natural man, before the man formed ana placed in the garden Therefore Christ ;would have to be left out, for Qhrist was always spiritual. And this scripture says that the natural was be fnre the spiritual. Now then for the benefit of our readers, and especiilly for bur oppouants we shall read the scriptures in question with an explanation with the explanation standing in brackets 'The first man Adam (the formed man In the garden) ws made a "living soul, ."The last man Adam (the created man created on the sixth day who) was jnj.de a quickening spVrlJ (it the, death of Chf-ist). Howbeit that which as first (the created man; Gentile) was not spiritual butna'ural. U hat is they weie natural ' man. the character that God spoken of in this man ner. . That is a people that is not a peopse) The man Adam spoken of was the first complete man on' the earth. , The second mm Adam spoken of, in 4 Cor. 15-45 was the tir6t natural m in on earth: but not be ing.a spiritual man he was not a, complete man Hence the first man spoken of in the .45 verse of 1 Cor, IS ch. Was: the man formed and-placed in the garden because he was the hrst complete man,' And the second one spoken of in the same chap teris the man created on the sixth day a natural man and not a complete man until (jhrist dWd. As the 46 v. explains and a1 so the 47 v. confirms the same fact. The created man was of the earth that is just an earthly, man lor una saia tnrougn his pro phet that be had,, set the world in bis heart; For God gave him do minion over all the earth; there tore, ne was an earthly man, made for Hhe earth; In this same verse he says that the sec ond man ' was the Lord from heaven. This according to the explanation which God has given, has reference to the man in the garden because Luke says: "Which was the son of Enos which was the son tf Se'.h, which was the son of Adam which was the sun of end. (Lake 3 38.) Adam the son of God! This will show to the reader that cod in this explanatiohMn the 46 v. changes the twtf'men right a round "vicy verby, wherefore we read again; ' :' ' I '-'The first man is' of the earth earthy; the second man , is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy such are they also that are earthy; and as is tbe.heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly." (1 Cor. 15 -47-48.) -. It was on the account of the difference ... existing between these two people spoken of in these verses that caused Paul to ffpfc&kln the manertf "Which he djd'Of -the resurrection" :pf: the dead in this language;' y .- "But some man will say, now are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? But God giveth it a body as it oath pieaseo mm, ana, to every seed his own body. . . - All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kindof .flesh of men another nesti.or, leasts an other of fishes, and. another cf birds- There are also, celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial U . one, and the glory of the terrestrial is a-nother- ' Tuere is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon, aud another glory of the stars, for one star differeth from a noti er star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corrup tion, it is raised in incorruptiou. It is sown in dishonour it is raised in lory; it is sown in weakness it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There Continued to Page 5