God created Adam the first man. Adam fell in a mud puddle and the whole human family got dirty. When Adam sinned this “Original Sin” ushered in the “curse of the Fall” upon the whole human family. Within the curse of the Fall God promised a Savior who would bleed, die, and resurrect which would thus restore fallen man with what Adam lost at the Original Sin.
Luke 19:9-10…And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save (restore) that which was lost.
What is saved or restored? The fallen state of man. When God saves and restores he gives fallen man a new nature – a divine nature like Adam had before the Fall.
In relation to fallen man the person of Christ is made know to human soul by the Gospel message and the work of the Holy Spirit. Within God’s Promise of a Savior man can know Christ, the second man our Lord from Heaven. A man that stepped down from Heaven – to bleed, suffer, a die a miserable death, and thus make a body resurrection which thus is made know to all mankind through the preaching of the Gospel.
To see the second man spoken of in the Bible we learn to know and understand a resurrected Christ, the Lord of Glory. A resurrected Christ that is made known to humanity in contrast to a fallen Adam. The objective? Fallen man can thus be restored back to the image of God… and have a divine nature on this side of Heaven. A new nature, a new life, and new way of thinking on this side of Heaven. A glorified and resurrected body on the other side when our body goes to the grave. Reason? The second man Christ from Heaven makes this all possible.
1 Corinthians 15:35-48…But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.