Junior Ganymede
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Woman, God’s Ultimate Creation

April 20th, 2011 by G.

] Paul and the prophets like to compare Adam and Christ. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Christ is the New Adam.

If Christ is the New Adam, Christians have wondered, then who is the New Eve? Catholics have traditionally answered Mary. Some of the early Church Fathers, I am given to understand, answered Mary Magdalene, presumably because they thought she was Christ’s wife.

A few days ago my lovely one made an insightful connection between Adam and Christ.

Adam:

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man

Christ:

But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water

Both Adam and Christ were wounded in their sides. Out of Adam’s side came the old Eve. Out of the Lord’s side came the blood in which we are born again.

We are the New Eve. Bride of Christ, blood of the Lamb, flesh of His flesh.

What He has joined together, let no man put asunder.

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Cross-posted at the Millennial Star.

Comments (3)
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April 20th, 2011 10:56:30
3 comments

Zen
April 20, 2011

Hmm… I understood the rib was a very intimate place for the Jews (anciently). And so, that would mean men and women were created to be conjoined, or we would say in our modern parlance, joined at the hip.

Still… some interesting points you bring up. I am going to have to think about that.


Johnna
April 20, 2011

Your wife rocks.


Adam G.
April 21, 2011

Thanks, Johnna, I agree. I venture to say that your husband is also well-wived.

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