The question was asked, “What did Adam look like before the fall?” The short answer is he looked a god, like the Virgin Mary is today and like we called to become again (2 P 1:4). Being full of the Holy Trinity, living completely in Them as They similarly lived in Him and with the original innocence of man, knowing no sinfulness, Adam was very beautiful and loving. So beautiful and loving, in fact, that the Father loved Him beyond all measure and gave him everything He had created. But then Adam decided, by his own free will, to listen to a lie, a deception…..
Another question has been asked: “What was Adam like?” The short answer is before he sinned by buying into the lie that he did not need God and could become God, Adam was beautiful – like the Virgin Mary – because he was fully deified. Before the fall, Adam was in and with God each moment of his Continue reading “What was Adam like?”
The question was posed, “What was Adam like?” The short answer is: “For the era of the first five days of creation, Adam was godlike because he was deified fully by the grace of God; he was sinless. He did not need to work to sustain himself with work and he did not suffer. Then in the era of the sixth day, Continue reading “What was Adam like? – Response to a question”
The question was posed: “What was Adam like before the fall?” The brief answer is: “You have no idea!”
He had everything. All things created by God the Father were placed under Adam’s feet, his command and he was intimate with the Father, Son and Continue reading “What was Adam like before the fall? – Response to a question”
When Adam was first created, the Spirit of God robed him in holiness, making him a perfect person. However, such perfection was not absolute but relative, so that Adam and his proposed descendants could “progress peacefully and rise up toward the perfect . . . to draw closer to the Unbegotten” (Irenaeus of Lyon, Haer. Continue reading “The deification of man – Adam before the Fall”