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Chilton, Paradise Restored, p.24

David Chilton, Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion, Ft. Worth, Texas: Dominion Press, 1985, p.24

"But that isn't the end of the story. On the very day that God pronounced judgment upon man and the earth, He pronounced a greater judgment upon the Tempter, declaring that the Redeemer would come someday to crush the Serpent's head (Gen. 3:15). Accordingly, the Apostle John tells us that "the Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil" (l John 3:8). Christ came as the Second Adam, in order to undo the damage brought through the First Adam (l Cor. 15:22,45; Rom. 5:15-19). God had breathed into Adam the breath (in Hebrew, the Spirit) of Life, but Adam's rebellion brought death into the world. In salvation, Christ again breathes into His people the Spirit of Life (John 20:22) - Eternal Life, which sets us free from the Curse of sin and death (Rom. 8:2), and which will ultimately result in the restoration of the entire creation (Rom. 8:19-21). In Christ we really are a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), because we have been recreated in God's image (Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10), and clothed again with the glory of God (Rom. 8:29-30). And, this time, the security of the restored image of God is guaranteed, because our standing is in the Christ who can never fail. In Him we have Eternal Life."