Was Adam Created Corruptible?

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Good morning M____,
Thank you for your questions.

They were “marred in the Potter’s hand” when the Potter was forming them of the dust of the ground.

Jer 18:4  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make [ it].

Read again 1Jn 2:16.

1Jn 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

How could Eve possibly have done all of this if she were perfected? And yet she was guilty of “all that is in the world” before she ever touched the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Once she ate of the fruit of that tree she was simply given the knowledge that she was indeed sinful. But she did not become sinful after eating, she simply became aware of the fact that she was made of dust and was naked. That is how we know that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is a shadow and a type of the law:

Rom 7:7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

‘Know’ and ‘known’ are the same as the word ‘knowledge.’  So the law is “good” because it is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is not simply the tree of the knowledge of evil.

It occurs at this verse:

Gen 1:24  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Scripture is written from the spiritual perspective, and spiritually Adam, mankind, has no preeminence above a beast:

Ecc 3:18  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
Ecc 3:19  For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
Ecc 3:20  All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

It is God who forms each of us, just as He formed Adam. We have not made ourselves, and this is what we are told of our formation:

Psa 51:5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquit y; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

God tells us that He knew us all, “even the days that were ordained for us, before there were any of them.”

Psa 139:16  Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them. (ASV)

God had prepared a sacrifice for Adam’s sins before He ever formed the beasts out of the dust of the ground. What this means is that God made Adam to sin and need a savior. The very heavens and the earth were created for the purpose of this process of making man in God’s image. But this was not completed in Genesis one. God is making man in His image as the Hebrew grammar reveals:
Look at this cut and paste from e- sword’s voice, tense and mood. The unbracketed numbers give us the Hebrew words, and the bracketed numbers give us grammatical information:

Gen 1:26  And God430 said559 [8799], Let us make6213 [8799] man120 in our image6754, after our likeness1823: and let them have dominion7287 [8799] over the fish1710 of the sea3220, and over the fowl5775 of the air8064, and over the cattle929, and over all the earth776, and over every creeping thing7431 that creepeth7430 [8802] upon the earth776.

The bracketed number [8799] stands for the ‘imperfect tense.’ Here is Webster’s definition of the imperfect tense:
“5. In grammar, the imperfect tense denotes an action in time past, then present, but not finished.”
What this tells us is that Gen 1:26 would be better translated as ‘Let us be making man in our image’ simply because that creation is not yet finished. When it is finished it will be what Christ is; a spiritual body.

1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man [ is] the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

I hope this helps you to see that “flesh and blood” are corruption, and that Adam and Eve were both created flesh and blood, totally incapable of inheriting the kingdom of God. But they are in a process that will yet cause them to be purified and be given a spiritual body which can and will inherit the kingdom of God.
Your brother in Christ,

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