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The relationship of our race to Adam or Christ divides men into two classes

The relationship of our race to Adam or Christ divides men into two classes, each receiving nature and destiny from its respective head. All the individuals who comprise these two classes are so identified with their heads that it has justly been said, “There have been but two men in the world, and two facts in history.” These two men are Adam and Christ; the two facts are the disobedience of the former, by which many were made sinners, and the obedience of the latter, by which many were made righteous. By the former came ruin, by the latter came redemption; and neither ruin nor redemption can be Scripturally apprehended except as they are seen to be accomplished by thos representatives, and except we understand the relationships expressed by being “in Adam” and “in Christ.”

Arthur W. Pink- The Divine Covenants-Part Two-The Adamic Covenant

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