Adam and Jesus, Both a Type of Ruler


When God gives Adam dominion over all the living things on the earth is this gift in any way related to how Jesus claims that all authority over heaven and earth has been given to him after his resurrection?

In Genesis 1:28 it states "God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

When Adam and Eve commit the original sin, does death come into the world because of the dominion that they have? It is a spiritual dominion as well as a material dominion so that everything that is subjected to them is subjected to death like they are after the original sin? And does it follow that through Jesus’s life and sacrifice he took over the dominion of earth from Adam and Eve?

Is this what he is referring to when he says in Matthew 28:18, "Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” ? Is this the point where dominion over the earth is passed from Adam and Eve to Jesus the way Paul talks about in Romans 5:12-21?

**12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.
14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.
16 And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.
17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.
19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. **

In verse 14, if I am reading this right, it says Adam is a type of the one who was to come. The one to come I interpret as Jesus. So Adam and Jesus are both a type of ruler. Someone set me straight :slight_smile:


Yes, this is correct. Eve was also a type of Mary, and that is why she is Queen (Eve was ruler along with Adam over the entire creation). The word “Rule” in Hebrew or “Dominion” means “Royal Dominion”.

If you are interested, check out my video called “Mary New Eve” which also shows how Jesus is the New Adam:

Tertullian wrote:

"And again, lest I depart from my argumentation on the name of Adam: Why is Christ called Adam by the apostle [Paul], if as man he was not of that earthly origin?
(The Flesh of Christ 17:4 [A.D. 210].


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