Genesis 2.7; 3.6 – Adam a Type of Christ
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Gen 2.7).
There is no initial indication that this was a
prophecy, type, or shadow, but with what Paul wrote later we do see the typology.
In Romans 5.12–21 Paul showed that Adam brought sin, judgment, and death, whereas, Christ brought grace, righteousness, and life, and by contrasting the two men, Paul used Adam as a type of the Christ.
First Corinthians 15.21, 22, 45 shows that by Adam came death, and by Christ came the resurrection from the dead, contrasting again the two men, making Christ a second Adam.
Christ gives life, He is the life (John 1.1–5), and He is our life (Col 3.4).