Two Adams, Two Gardens…One Victor!

Written By: John - Jan• 11•17

“Jesus’ presence in the Garden of Gethsemane was no accident.  Adam’s fall occurred in the Garden of Eden.  Satan overcame him there.  Adam was led away from the garden in captivity and under the sentence of death.  Here Jesus, like Adam, was taken from Gethsemane as a captive headed for death.  The great German Reformed preacher F.W. Krummacher (1796-1868), in his profound work The Suffering Savior, noted:

“The voice which resounded through the Garden of Eden cried, ‘Adam, where are you?’ But Adam hid himself trembling, behind the trees of the garden.  The same voice, and with a similar intention, is heard in the Garden of Gethsemane.  The second Adam, however, does not withdraw from it, but proceeds to meet the High and Lofty One, who summons him before him, resolutely exclaiming, ‘Here am I!’”

 

Mark Jones, Knowing Christ, page 96

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