What was Adam like before the fall? – 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”

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The deification of man – Adam before the Fall

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”

How the Fall affected the deification of man

The following is an apt description of the Fall of our First Parents, as perceived from within the lens of the deification of mankind:

“Eve first, and then Adam following, disdained the deification which was Continue reading “How the Fall affected the deification of man”

Humanity before the Fall

“When the Lord God breathed into Adam’s face the breath of life, then, according to Moses’ word, “Adam became a living soul” (Gen. 2:7), that is, completely and in every-way like God, and like Him . . . Adam was immune to the action of the elements to such a degree that water could not drown him, fire could not burn Continue reading “Humanity before the Fall”