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Glorification: Recovered Image of God

As part of their nature, both human beings and Jesus have the image of God. But both are not the same; one possesses a corrupted image of God. The apostle Paul points out the differences between the two in 1 Corinthians 15:42-49, calling one First Adam and the other Last Adam. Make a chart of your observations of these comparisons and notice the contrasts that Paul is making. Discuss each comparison and contrast.

So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. (1 Cor 15:42-49, ESV)




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