For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (I Cor. 15:45)
There are only two kinds of humanity on the earth: Those who have been born in Adam, and those who have died to Adam and been born from above in Christ. We are all one or the other – you cannot have one foot in Adam and one foot in Christ.
How does a person die to Adam? By faith he repents or renounces his old life, and takes his place in the Cross of Jesus Christ. How does that person come alive in Christ? Exactly the same way – for unless we are crucified in Him we cannot be raised in Him.
Yet if we are united with Him in His death, we shall be united with Him in His resurrection. (Rom. 6:5) The human being that is raised in Christ is a different kind of human being than one born in Adam.
The difference is HIS LIFE – his life is now Christ.