Jesus’ Work Restores All that was Lost at the Fall
Jesus is the Son of Man, the Last Adam, and the Redeemer!
Humankind was created in the image of God, and as such both made and declared by God Himself to be “very good.” Man was made to know and enjoy God, and to serve as a partner with Him in the development and care of creation. Unfortunately, through deception and temptation, our first parents willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. All men and women followed that unfortunate lead by inherited vulnerability and personal choice to sin. Because of this pervasive sin; sickness, death and judgment entered the world. The consequences of our (all mankind’s) rejection of God and the following distrust and distortion of His good image, both as we speculate about Him and as we see ourselves, has forced corruption, conflict, and the violence of death on the good and beautiful creation we were made to care for. Creation itself waits for the restoration and revealing of the original created value and glory of the sons and daughters of God who were made to—and who ultimately will—rule over and care for it. This has been accomplished and is being realized through the life, death, resurrection, and reign of Jesus and the obedience of His church.