1Cor.15:45-47 speaks of Jesus being the Last Adam and the Second Man. What does this mean? How is Jesus the last Adam? How is He the second Man?
I really think you need to back up and re-read the context of what is being said. It is talking about Jesus, not Adam. It says that Jesus is of God.Adam is also of God.
way more is being read into this making it say something completely different
Where does it say that Adam
I really think you need to back up and re-read the context of what is being said. It is talking about Jesus, not Adam. It says that Jesus is of God.
......How is Christ the second Man?
It certainly sounds like you are misinterpreting this. "second man" does not refer to Jesus as second in time or order. It is identifying which being is being referred to.
As in my two friends, the one I mention first in my writing would be referred to as my first friend - even tho I may have met her years after the friend I refer to as my second friend. It is a way to distinguish between the two friends I am talking about without using their proper names each time.
Jesus is not the second Adam, he is the last Adam. Adam means man. There were many men born after Adam.
I honestly do not think anyone can answer the questions offered since it appears one person is totally alone in their beliefs in a group who follow God's Word as it is and not attributing more to it than is. So once again, it is time to bid ado to this thread!
How the simplest things can so easily allude you, I do not know. First and second are identifiers in verse 47 only. If you reaqd verse 46 it shouyld be obvious what is going on. Yes Paul could have said Adam and Christ or Adam and Jesus, but he is teaching an important lesson about Jesus nature and purpose.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Your explantion of the second Man is lacking. You havent said anything. I know the first is earthly. I know the second is hevenly. So? Why is He called the second Man?