Pristine Grace

What a Love is Thine
Rom 5:14
by Henry Mahan

     Paul wrote in Rom. 5:14, "Adam is a figure of Him that was to come." All of us have preached imputation and representation using Adam as a figure of Christ, our Lord. But Thomas Bradbury added this: "Adam was not deceived in the transgression; he sinned with his eyes wide open. He knew what he was doing. Adam sinned out of love for his wife; and before he would be parted from her, he would be damned with her. Is not this a picture of our Lord Jesus? Adam loved Eve when she was fallen and he yet stood, when she was a sinner and he was sinless, when she was covered with guilt and he was free from both. He loved her in spite of all! Here is a marvelous picture of our Redeemer, who loved us even when we were dead in sin and took our guilt willingly. Well may we cry, "O Jesus, what a love is Thine!"'