ELDER G. BEEBE: – As I feel my weakness, and hope I am ready to receive instruction, I appeal to you as an aged and well-tried brother for your views on the following question, viz: Do the people of God, whom Jesus came to save, sustain or stand in the same relation to God that the children of Adam do to Adam? Please answer through the SIGNS, and oblige your brother in hope of eternal life,
Osceola, Iowa, Nov., 1880.
REPLY. – All the posterity of Adam are his children in a natural, earthly or fleshly relationship, because their natural or earthly life was given them in him, and has descended to them by natural generation.
All the children of the second Adam, which is the Lord from heaven, whom Jesus came to save, are in their spiritual, eternal and immortal life the children of God in Christ, their spiritual Progenitor, having eternal, immortal or spiritual life given to them in Christ before the foundation of the world, which life is made manifest by spiritual generation and the new birth.
Elder Gilbert Beebe
Signs of the Times
Volume 49, No. 1
January 1, 1881.