Jesus and the Undoing of Adam

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“In Jesus and the Undoing of Adam, we are not called to believe in a Christ who is sent to save us from God’s holiness and wrath, but rather we encounter the eternal Son of the Father in the fellowship and power of the Holy Spirit who willingly assumes, converts and restores our humanity to a place in the life of the Trinity. Dr. Kruger presents our blessed Lord’s death not in the context of law, but in the context of the Triune life of God. May the dark effects of the shadow theologies be pushed back to Mount Doom where they belong and may the power of the gospel as set forth in Jesus and the Undoing of Adam continue to bring real liberation, life, healing and joy to the cosmos.”

—Robert Lucas, Ph.D. Jackson, Mississippi

Jesus and the Undoing of Adam is straight from the heart of St. Athanasius and the early Church. In this relatively short but powerful book, Dr. Kruger takes us behind Augustine to rethink the work of Jesus Christ in the light of the doctrine of the Trinity. Dr. Kruger sets forward a stunning vision of the Triune God and articulates a view of Christ’s incarnate life, death, resurrection and ascension that is rigorously consistent with the truth that the Triune God eternally purposed our adoption in Jesus Christ.

“What happened on the Cross? Why did Jesus die? How do we understand the meaning of his death? Dr. Baxter Kruger voices the questions we have often asked ourselves, and challenges our legal mindset about God and Jesus and the whole sin thing. He beautifully and engagingly sets out God’s ancient purpose to draw us into, to somehow include us in, the magnificent, glorious life and freedom shared by the Father, Son and Spirit. Always, from all time, the plan was our adoption in Jesus Christ.

Jesus is not a footnote to Adam and the Father; the Fall, and indeed creation itself, is a footnote to the purpose of God in Jesus Christ.

And so Dr. Kruger opens our eyes and ears to the eternal truth that we were always and forever meant to be caught up in the wonderful mystery of the love and loving of the Triune God.

—Sarah Wauchope, Adelaide, Australia

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