The first man was from the earth, of dust; the second man is from heaven.
"He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he speaks. He who comes from heaven is above all.
"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel," which means, "God with us."
And he will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.
For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
You know the word which he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all).
So it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
(In saying, "He ascended," what does it mean except that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth?
By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: he was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.