Crucified, Buried and Risen Again!
Here is the problem. We were born sinners. How then
can we cut off our sinful heredity? When Jesus was crucified
on the cross, He was crucified as the last Adam. All that
was in the first Adam was gathered up and done away with
in Him. Our union with Him as the second Adam begins
in resurrection and ends in Eternity. He arose as the Head
of a new race of men. It is in His resurrection that He stands
forth as the second Man, and there we were included.
“For if we have been planted together
in the likeness of his death,
we shall be also
in the likeness of His resurrection.”
The cross is thus the mighty act of God which translates
us from Adam to Christ; from the kingdom of darkness
into the kingdom of His dear Son.
Now when I get up in the morning, by whose life do I live the Christian life?