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    CHAPTER III - Second Adam after his resurrection

    What became of Jesus, after he was raised from the dead? Did that personage,-the Son of God-called Jesus lose his “flesh and bones” after he was raised from the dead? Hear the word of the Lord upon this all important question: for if we can find Jesus, after he led the disciples “out as far as to Bethany,” and was there “parted from them and carried up into heaven;” (Luke 24:50, 51,) we shall find that holy thing, born of Mary: and so long as we can find “Jesus,” so long as we find that same personage of “flesh and bones;” for that was called, is called, and will be called Jesus! Hence:-TTA 9.3

    “After that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:2, 3.) “He led them out as far as to Bethany; and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.” And “while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven, as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel: Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”-Acts 1:9-11.TTA 9.4

    Bear in mind that, “in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established:” and on this occasion we have two heavenly messengers testifying that, “This same Jesus,” which was taken up into heaven, shall so come in like manner as he was seen to go into heaven!TTA 10.1

    Who is Jesus? Don’t forget,-Son of God,-that holy being born of Mary! The testimony of the angels that this same Jesus shall come in like manner as he went away is positive: the witnesses are above impeachment! Mark says, “He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” On the right hand of God, the Elohim or Theos; not on the right hand of himself! On whose throne does he sit? On his Father’s throne, as we read: “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in the throne.” (Revelation 3:21.) Jesus, then, is now on his Father’s throne. But how long will he remain there? Ans. “And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all his holy prophets since the world began.” (Acts 3:20, 21.)TTA 10.2

    He, then, is to remain on his Father’s throne until the time of “restitution.” It is also written,-This man, the second Adam-“after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his footstool,” Hebrews 10:12, 13. Here we find that, after Jesus had offered himself an everlasting sacrifice for sins, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting,-waiting or looking for the time when his enemies should be made his footstool:-or the time come when he should take possession of that which was lost by the first Adam. “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28.TTA 10.3

    And thus the Church “wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus!” (1 Thessalonians 1:10.) Hence the Church, while Jesus, the second Adam, is on his Father’s throne, wait and pray, believing that their Saviour will come again; for among the last words revealed for the comfort and hope of the church are,-TTA 11.1

    “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.” “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give to every man according as his work shall be.” “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”-Revelation 22:12, 16, 20.TTA 11.2

    And when he shall thus come in his glory, “then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory,” “the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever: and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”-Luke 1:32, 33. Hence, we see, that it was Jesus at eight days old, it was Jesus at twelve years old, it was Jesus at thirty years old, it was Jesus on the cross, it was Jesus in the tomb, it was Jesus raised from the dead, it was Jesus which was carried up to heaven, it is Jesus on his Father’s throne, and it will be this same Jesus coming again as he was seen to go away; and it will be Jesus forever!-Revelation 1:18.TTA 11.3

    “Jesus, and shall it ever be,
    A mortal man ashamed of thee!
    Ashamed of thee, whom angel’s praise,
    Whose glories shine through endless days.”
    TTA 11.4

    Now, if it was not, and is not blasphemy, to say that our Lord Jesus Christ was eight days old,—twelve years old,—thirty years old,—why blasphemous to say that the “Son of God” is now one thousand eight hundred and sixty four years old? according to the true era.TTA 11.5

    The different names appropriated to the second Adam, will now claim a passing notice.TTA 11.6

    Messiah, Christ, Son of God, Son of man, Jesus, Prince, Prophet, Priest, Mediator, Judge, King, Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, etc. are names which occur in the Scriptures. What do these names severally mean?TTA 11.7

    Messiah, and Christ, are synonymous terms; Messiah being the Heb. and Christ the Gr. words which signify, anointed. Hence, we read, “We have found the Messias; which is, being interpreted, the Christ.” And again, “For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed.” And again, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power.”TTA 12.1

    Son of God,-so called, as being conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, or in consequence of his relation to the Father; as said the angel, “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”TTA 12.2

    Son of man,-so called because he is the seed of the woman: “for verily, he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself took part of the same;” therefore, he is the Son of man.TTA 12.3

    Jesus,-is the christen, or proper name of the Son of God, and its meaning is Saviour. The Hebrews pronounce it, Jehoshua, or Joshua, meaning, “he who shall save.”TTA 12.4

    Prince,-In a general sense, is a sovereign: chief and independent ruler;-a king’s son. As Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the King of the universe, he is called Prince of princes, Prince of the kings of the earth, etc.; the Father having promised him the “throne of his father David; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” (Luke 1:32, 33.)TTA 12.5

    Prophet,-Literally, one who foretells future events; but it is also used to denote a religious teacher. Jesus not only foretold future events, but was the great Teacher of mankind; as saith the Scriptures,-“A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul which will not hear that Prophet shall be destroyed from among the people.”TTA 12.6

    Said Jesus,-“The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge you at the last day.” Christ, therefore, has fulfilled his office as Prophet.TTA 13.1

    Priest, or high priest,—One who makes reconciliation for the sins of the people. “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession Christ Jesus.” Hebrews 3:1. “Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,” ... “He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” (Hebrews 9:11, 12.)TTA 13.2

    Hence, when Jesus comes the second time, his priestly office will cease.TTA 13.3

    Mediator,-One that interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling them. “For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5.) Mark this! One God, and one Mediator, the man Christ Jesus, between God and man. When therefor his mediation shall have ceased, he will then come to judge the world.TTA 13.4

    Judge,-One who tries, examines and passes sentence on. “The Lord Jesus Christ shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.” “The Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father which hath sent him.” (John 5:22, 23.)TTA 13.5

    When the judgment is passed, then Jesus will be King:-“Then shall the king say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” (Matthew 25:34.) Jesus will now be king forevermore:-Daniel 7:13, 14, 27; Revelation 11:15.TTA 13.6

    The names which are mentioned in Isaiah 9:6, viz.:-“Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the Everlasting Father,” etc., are names by which Jesus Christ our Lord, “shall be called,” when “The government shall be upon his shoulder:”-and this cannot be, so long as he is on his Father’s throne. But when he shall have fulfilled his offices as Prophet, Priest, Mediator, and Judge;-and commenced his kingly office, being seated on “the throne of his glory,” then “the government will be upon his shoulder.”TTA 13.7

    With what propriety can the Lord Jesus-our second Adam-be now called Father! The term Father signifies one who begets a child; one that hath children; or the author of anything.TTA 14.1

    God, as Creator, is the Father of us all. He is literally “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3.) After his resurrection, Jesus said to Mary,-“Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend to my Father and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” The first Adam was the father of the human or mortal race; the second Adam will be father of the immortal race. The first Adam was the father of the race of men “in this present evil world;”-the second Adam will be Father of the immortal ones “in the world to come,” he being the Author and finisher of our faith,-“the Author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.” “He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first born from the dead.” (Colossians 1:18.) Jesus Christ, “is the faithful witness, and the first begotten from the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth.” (Revelation 1:5.) At the last day, his children that shall be “in the graves, shall hear his voice, and shall come forth!” (John 5:28.) Then “shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day”-“a nation shall be born at once!” (Isaiah 66:8.) Jesus will then be Everlasting Father; or as it is by some more properly rendered, “The Father of the everlasting age,”-for neither he, or his children, will ever die again;-for “they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead,” will never “die any more, for they are equal unto the angels.” (Luke 20:36.) The first Adam was the means, under God, of bringing the family of mortal men into this world; and the second Adam will bring the family of the redeemed into the world to come:-then with his children he shall be known as their “everlasting Father!” “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father!” (Matthew 13:43.) Mark this! The kingdom of their Father; this being the only place in the New Testament where the term, their Father is found.TTA 14.2

    In the Old Testament the term, Father, as referring to a Supreme Being, occurs nine times, but in the New Testament, it is found about 170 times, as follows, viz: The Father 83 times; Jesus called him my Father, 60 times; he is called our Father, 10; your Father, 8; thy Father, 6; His Father, 2; a Father, 2; and their Father, once.TTA 15.1

    Christ is never called the Father: Christ forbid any one calling him father, saying, “One is your Father, which is in heaven”; and “one is your Master, even Christ.” (Matthew 23:8-10.) But we find him spoken of as possessing “the image of God,”-the “express image of his person,”-“the image of the invisible God.” And thus “God was manifested in the flesh!” Hence Jesus said,-“I am in the Father and the Father in me.”TTA 15.2

    But this no more proves that Jesus and his Father are one person! than it proves that Christ and disciples are one person! For we read,-He, (man,) “is the image and glory of God!” “For whom he did foreknow he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son:” Hence Jesus prays,-“Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are;” ...“that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us!” ... “that they may be one, even as we are one!” (John 17:11, 21, 22.) Hence, if saying that,-“I and my Father are one,” proves that the Father and Son are one person.! then it follows that when Jesus prayed that,-“they all may be one;” he prayed for the Father to make the disciples all into one man, or person!TTA 15.3

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