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The symbolism of Eden

January 25, 2012

Comparisons between the Gospel and the Genesis account of the creation of Adam and Eve, and their experience in the garden of Eden, which foreshadowed the Gospel and the coming of Christ, are listed in the following table.

Adam Christ
Adam was made from the earth Christ is the Lord from heaven (1 Corinthians 15:47)
man became a living soul Christ became a quickening spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45)
woman was created from the man the church is “of his flesh, and of his bones” (Ephesians 5:30) and is his workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)
Adam and Eve were put in the garden of Eden, to dress and keep it Christ ascended to heaven, and the woman is in heaven (Revelation 12:1); those who are “beheaded” reign with Christ; see also Ephesians 2:6
two trees; the tree of life, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil the two witnesses are two olive trees (Revelation 11:4); the spirit, and the word of God
the ground cursed because of sin a curse is attached to false teaching (Galatians 1:8-9); flawed interpretations are like weeds
all die in Adam all will be made alive in Christ (1 Corinthians 15:22)
Adam and Eve were clothed by God Christ and his saints are clothed in fine linen (Revelation 19:8, 13)
enmity put between the serpent and the woman Satan threatens the woman (Revelation 12:4), and persecutes the woman (Revelation 12:13, 17)
a flaming sword guards the tree of life the Scriptures are like a fiery sword