The Two Adams

“It is justly observed by Dr.Owen, that all errors respecting the Atonement, originate in not understanding our connection with Adam.  No man apprehends the truth of our having sinned and died in Adam, till his high imaginations are cast down by the power of the Holy Spirit.  The imputation of the first Adam’s sin, and of the second Adam’s righteousness, is the very essence of the Gospel. This imputation is not an arbitrary act; it necessarily results from the relation in which the children of the first and second covenants stand to their respective heads.  When this is understood, it will be readily admitted, that a real Atonement was made upon Calvary; and where it is denied, the substitution of Christ for His people is necessarily made void.”

-J.A.Haldane, from his Doctrine of the Atonement, p.92-93

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