Jesus and Adam but no Vince…
December 14, 2006 4 Comments
It has seemed as of late like this blog is mainly about porcine polemics and/or superhuman quarterbacks from the University of Texas currently playing for the Tennessee Titans.
The first man, Adam, was created out of the dust of the earth. He bypassed infancy, childhood, the awkwardness of adolescence and came into existence as an adult. The belly button question really is quite irrelevant at this point in time.
The fact that Adam was created an adult may or may not have any correlation with the apparent age of the universe (i.e. if the universe is only thousands of years old why can we see stars that are billions of light-years away?). If God created an adult why not create the universe ‘as an adult?’ I realize this as unscientific a statement as one can make, but what statement (coming from anyone) dealing with origins isn’t, right?
What I’m wondering is why was the second “Adam” born of a woman? He went through the stages of human development in Mary’s womb, then was born and went through infancy, childhood, and adolescence (would love to know what that was like). Is there any theological significance to this? There must be, I suppose. Does the fact that Jesus went through these different stages of development suggest that He had to know what it was all like?
Was it necessary for his purpose here on earth? Is there any biblical support for this?
I really didn’t mean to bring this up during this time of year when His birth is celebrated. Though if we are going to be consistent pro-lifers shouldn’t we give more importance to His conception than His birth?