The first Adam became a "living soul". The second a "quickening spirit". But when Adam fell, didn't he become a "dead/dying soul? Jesus said, "Everyone who believes in me has passed from death into life". I think "the spirit of life in Christ" has set us free from the "law of sin and death" only if we are "in Christ". Maybe we could liken it to when the spirit left the temple "ichabod"- the spirit of the Lord has departed. Israel was still there- but they were "dead even while they lived". The encroachments of death(chaos, destruction) began in earnest.
So how does the "breathe" of life in a dead person walking in Adam differ from the Spirit in someone who has "passed from death into life", or again, from someone who has received the "promise of the Spirit".....
It shall come to pass in those days that I will pour out of my spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters will prophesy and you young men will see visions and your old men will dream dreams?
I don't kno!!!! LOLOL
I noticed that Paul says to the assembled philosophers and religionists on Mars Hills..... For He is not far from any of us for in Him we live and move and breathe and have our being.
Man I love a good mystery!
"But when Adam fell, didn't he become a "dead/dying soul" Eaglesway
This teaching and assumption that man/adam "fell," again leads one on a path that teaches that God, Jehovah, the Father and Creator lost a little control. I think not.
As far as I know the Bible teaches us what a "living soul" is, to say or assume that a living soul BEFORE Gen. 2:7 is a dead soul is simply that an assumption. The whole point of my post is to let our thoughts and reasonings begin with what the beginning reads, not where all the religious teachings has led us to accept.
I contend that the "breath of life," in Gen.2:7 is the beginning, it is but our breath, the breath/spirit that returns to the one who gave it...when we are dead/expired. Yes God is Spirit, and the breath/Spirit of God is a Great and Powerful gift and offering and gift to mortal/sinful man, to aid in the changeof mind[repentance]..the renewing..the being born from above...born of The Spirit. Growing and becoming one with and in Him.
But that I contend had nothing, nada to do with the jump start of Gen.2:7
Please excuse if I sounded adamant, I am not, I just have been given this because I believe and reason that what we call our religion got off on the wrong foot because they never really had what The Lord had in mind. This of course was His plan, but we are in the hour when those who have ears to hear will HEAR. Should we have started in error, then all the things we have today, all that we have built on is sand. This is an offering of what the Bible reads in the beginning, a start rather than continuing to build.