Romans 5:18-19 (NLT)
18 Yes, Adam�s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ�s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.

In these verses we find the contract between Adam and Jesus. Adam disobeyed God and brought the condemnation of sin upon all future generations. Christ obeyed God, even unto death, and because of His obedience many will be made righteous.

Dan Meyer, in a sermon said: Years ago I traveled to Ecuador and spent a couple of weeks traveling in the mountains. The Quechua Indian people I met there lived amidst the most mind-numbing squalor. The disease and disfigured bodies were heartbreaking. The bugs and stench were everywhere. People were living in a hole in the ground and calling it a house. They were feeding on rotten food and prizing garbage as possessions. But they didn't know it. Why? Because everyone lived that way. They had never been given a picture of what it means to be a genuinely healthy human being. They did not know what an abundant life truly looked like.

It is sad to think there are many people who have lived lives they think are normal, but they are actually living only what they know. God had a beautiful and wonderful life planned for man. However, man�s disobedience corrupted what should have been a normal world for us and turned it into something disfigured and warped. Through Christ we have been given a hope of what it means to be a genuinely healthy human being. It is through Christ�s act of righteousness that we are brought into a right relationship with God and given a hope for new life. Our new hope in Christ grants us an eternal life to be lived in heaven where joy abounds and no tears are shed � that is the normal we were meant to have.