“If the human race fell in a mere man named Adam, what happened to the human race in the death, resurrection and ascension of the incarnate Son of God? Why is it that the Church has been so quick to give Adam such status in the whole scheme of things and so slow to recognize the surpassing greatness of Jesus Christ? Is the incarnate Son less than Adam? Is Jesus Christ less a factor in human existence? Adam is only a man, a mere shadow when compared to the incarnate Son of God.
If we all went down in Adam, we certainly all went down in Christ. But that is only be beginning of the story. What happened to us in his resurrection? When this Son rose, did he leave us in the grave? Did he leave Adam behind? Did he leave you and me, the human race, in the grave? ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,’ Peter says, ‘who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.’
When this Son went down, we went down. And when this Son came forth from the grave, the human race came forth with hum, quickened with new life, born again in the Spirit into a living hope. And when this Son ascended to the Father, he took the whole human race with him. And there and then the human race was welcomed by the Father, accepted, embraced, included in the great dance.”
–C. Baxter Kruger, The Great Dance: The Christian Vision Revisited (Vancouver BC: Regent College Publishing, 2005), 48-49.