Were Christ And Mary Physical Descendants Of Adam?

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Hi J____,
Thank you for your question. You ask what I mean by saying:

“That spirit of antichrist” is quoted from 1Jn 4:

1Jn 4:2  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [ spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

If these two verses meant that all anyone has to do to avoid being “that spirit of antichrist” is to say, ‘Jesus came in the flesh,’ then “that spirit of antichrist ” would be very rare indeed within the church. But that is exactly where “that spirit of antichrist is to be found, according to the previous verse:

1Jn 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

“False prophets” are not found in night clubs and bars. They are found in the “seven churches of Asia” which represent the churches of Babylon, with whose doctrines we all must do battle.
One of the most pervasive of those false doctrines, is the concept that any human being can be in the flesh and yet have no connection to Adam and this earth. The Hebrew word for ‘ground’ is ‘adamah,’ and Adam is Adam because he was taken out of the ‘adamah,’ the ground. Eve came out of Adam, and all living have come into this world via Eve, which means “the mother of all living.” Every man who has ever lived it therefore a descendant of Adam through Eve:

1Co 11:12  For as the woman [ is] of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

The Hebrew word for ‘man’ is ‘adam,’ the same as the name of Adam, our first fleshly father. When Ezekiel calls himself “the son of man” the Hebrew reads “the son of adam.”  Notice these two verses:

Gen 1:27  So God created man in his [ own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Psa 8:4  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psa 8:5  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Psa 8:6  Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

“All things” are to be put under the feet of Christ, and the word ‘man’ in both Genesis and her in Psa 8:4 is the Hebrew word ‘adam.’ So when our saviour calls Himself “the son of man” twice as many times as He calls Himself “the son of God,” it should be obvious that He considers Himself to be both the Son of God and  the Son Of Man, that is the son of Adam. The holy spirit inspired the apostle Paul to call Christ “the last Adam.”

1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

And that is what Christ called Himself:

Mat 8:20  And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air [ have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay [ his] head.
Mat 9:6  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Mat 12:8  For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

The phrase “the Son of Man” is found 85 times in the New Testament, while the phrase “the Son of God,” is found only 43 times. So while the vast majority of Christians want to separate Christ from the same flesh of Adam, and we through Adam, that is not what Christ did, and that is not what the scriptures teach. Any attempt to separate Christ from His identity with the flesh of Adam, “is that spirit of antichrist.”
Yes, the Catholic doctrine of ‘the immaculate conception,’ teaches that Christ’s mother, Mary, was conceived by the holy spirit, so that Christ could be conceived with no connection to Adam. That is “that spirit of antichrist,” which denies this truth:

Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Heb 2:16  For verily he took not on [ him the nature of] angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Heb 2:17  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [ his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [ pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Heb 2:18  For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

There are those who deny the Catholic version of an immaculate conception, and who claim that Christ’s mother, Mary, was given a supernatural egg, which kept Christ, from being contaminated by the flesh of Adam. That doctrine too, “is that spirit of antichrist.”
Scripture calls Christ “the Son of man [ Hebrew – adam]” almost twice as many times as He is referred to as “the Son of God.” Heb 2 tells us He took on Him “the seed of Abraham… the same… as the children… flesh and blood.” That is not “that spirit of antichrist, that is the Truth of God’s Word.
So, as the Adversary always does, He agrees with God verbally, and with the same breath denies the truth of God’s words. For example, the Adversary teaches and admits that God is sovereign, and with the same breath declares that you have free will. He agrees with the scriptures that God is love, and with the same breath, teaches that God will burn His own creation in the flames of hell for all eternity. He teaches that we should obey Christ and love our enemies, and with the same breath, he tells you to take up arms and kill those who are the enemies of your country.
It is the same with this “spirit of antichrist.” He says Christ came in the flesh, and with the same breath denies that Christ had any connection at all with the same Adamic flesh with which you and I must contend.
If that is true, then His coming to earth to live in flesh which is not Adamic, gave him no sense at all what you and I endure in these bodies of corruptible, weak and sinful flesh and blood. But that is exactly what Christ contended with and overcame. That is the very meaning of “I have overcome the world.” Christ alone resisted all the temptations we face and fail. Anything less than the seed of Abraham and the son of David, and the Son of Man would not qualify as our Savior who came in “the same… flesh and blood” with which you and I contend.
I hope that helps you to see what I mean by: “Wicked men and seducers got started while the apostle John was still alive, teaching the false doctrine of an immaculate conception, and it has only grown worse and worse with more and more varieties of this false doctrine. But whatever the form, it is still “that spirit of antichrist.”
Yes, Mary was a virgin, but she was very much attached to Adam, just as you and I and Christ in the flesh were attached to Adam and to “the same flesh.”

1Jn 4:2  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Your brother in Christ,
Mike.

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