Nothing is more evident in the Word of God than the fact that man had his beginning IN GOD.
Every son of Adam, born as he is in trespasses and sins, enters into this world shrouded by the darkness of the carnal mind and imprisoned by the power of the carnal nature.
But it was not always so! Everything everywhere outside of Christ belongs to the realm of death, and because it belongs to the realm of death, it likewise belongs to the realm of darkness.
Before ever man touched this dreadful realm the record states: “In the beginning WAS the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In Him was life; and the life waso the light of men.” (John 1:1,4).
It is a wonderful fact that in Him IS life, and His life IS the light of every man who believes, but, wonder of wonders, in that long ago beginning Christ was then the the life & His life was the life of men.
It was into this realm outside of Christ, the realm of outer darkness , that Adam was banished when he partook of that strange tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
There he died, as God had warned, and we all died in him.
Thus death passed upon all men, for all have sinned. Has mankind not fully proved throughout the centuries that he is in truth the son of Adam? Which of all God’s commandments have we not broken, justifying ourselves in having done so even as Adam seemed to do. -J. Preston Eby-