Series 1 - Lesson 5 - Annotation 9
Explain the teaching that all men are sinners in Adam and righteous in Christ.
9. All men are manifestations of God consciousness, the one eternal movement of God-Mind. Mankind is the universal man, one man, the type. There is an outer department of mind that sees personality only as man. It does not think for itself but bases its conclusions on what others say. It believes in birth, sin, sickness, poverty, and other calamitous occurrences, all culminating in death. This mode of belief may be called the Adam consciousness, in which all men are sinners since they are missing the mark of their high calling as Sons of God. To be righteous in Christ every element of the Adam nature must be changed, transmuted into the Christ nature. All men are righteous in Christ as they are conscious only of the perfect creation in all people and in all things. In this consciousness they use their powers wisely and lovingly to make Christ become manifest in themselves and in others, to cause the human to become consciously a divine being.
Preceding Entry: What is it that man is to overcome?
Following Entry: Show the justice of the statement, "As in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive." — I Cor. 15:22.