Men and women of the Bible

 

 

Adam was God manifested in the flesh

 

 

 

Kenneth Copeland has affirmed: “God’s reason for creating Adam was His desire to reproduce Himself. I mean a reproduction of Himself, and in the Garden of Eden He did just that. He was not a little like God. He was not almost like God. He was not subordinate to God even. ... Adam is as much like God as you could get, just the same as Jesus. ... Adam, in the Garden of Eden, was God manifested in the flesh.” (Following the Faith of Abraham I, 1989 audiotape, #01-3001, side 1)

 

Confutation

 

According to the Holy Scripture, Adam was not ‘God manifested in the flesh.’ For he was just a human being which was made by God in His image and likeness. Paul calls Adam “the first man” (1 Corinthians 15:45 – NKJV), so let’s call Adam in this way.

The only man of whom it can be said that he was ‘God manifested in the flesh’ is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. For before He came into this world He was in heaven with God and was God, as it is written: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God…… And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:1-2.14). Instead, Adam, before he came into existence in this world, was not in heaven with God nor was he God. He simply did not exist.

Let no one deceive you with empty words.

 

 

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