Was Christ the Second Adam, or was Adam the First Christ?
I’m no scholar, but I am familiar with the scientific view of evolution and The Big Bang theory. In part of my mind, God’s mind and body equals the Universe as we know it. Matter and Energy = Dust and Spirit. That would make me a pantheist, except that I also like the arguments for panentheism, with God outside the box as well as in it. Ephesians 4:6
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
In His image – His likeness – we look like Him – He must look like us. So God is, was, and always has been a being who exists in the realm of Time, just as we find ourselves. For some pantheist, God was not completely consciousness of Himself in His beginnings. Therefore He/Her/It created beings, or creatures (by chance or happy accident) who would eventually evolve an awareness of themselves as separate entities, and they would come to realize two facts: their own mortality, and this realization – they didn’t create Reality themselves.
I’m guessing here, but in Uncle Tree’s symbolic point of view,
Adam was the first human being to evolve conscious awareness.
As a panentheist, I could propose that God used a little bitty part of Himself to create a reality that was separate from Himself. Again, this could have been a happy accident, or a wonderful fault. A godly “Woops!” A bang, what have you. Perhaps, He doubted His own existence. Why? He had no way to prove it. Turmoil-Chaos-Bang! Now God, conscious of Himself in this case, realized what He had done, and gained a positive reaction. Good came into being as a concept. His first creation was Good – in His Mind and thoughts, and from His image.
Then like a child (if this was His first experience at creating something other than Himself from His own very Self), He started playing with this Reality that thickened as it cooled. Eventually, he formed a figure that He thought was representative of Himself – and called it Adam. Adam needed a Life, so God dreamed up a reality in which Adam could exist and play and create just as He had done. He came up with a Divine Plan, but the only way it would work was if He poured out more of Himself, and then ordered this new Reality to conform to specific laws that only He could break. You know, just in case He made a mistake and had to fix a thing or two via Divine Intervention. I’m just saying…
God was aware that He had a past, a present, and a future, as would this new Reality. God had to conform to the rule of Time. God needed the help of Time and Distance to cool off this reality of His. He didn’t know He was so hot. God learned to control this fire, and then He knew His power. Perhaps, in imitation of God, Adam (now conscious of himself, the world, and his Creator), took it upon himself to challenge The Unknown. Uncle Tree likes to think that Adam was the first human being to control fire on this material planet, our home in the heavens, and as of January 1, 2012 – the only home we know of that houses people like you, and trees like me. What do you think? Am I way beyond the forest here? I wood appreciate your thoughts, my friends. In the meanwhile, I thank you ahead of Time! Romans 11:36
For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things:
to whom be glory forever! Amen.
Hanging with the Prince Of Peace, I am.
Painting: Ancient Of Days, * William Blake, 1757-1827