The words 'Adam', 'Man' and 'God' are synonymous.
Here is a thought I had while listening to a preacher from Toronto on Sunday. It was nothing he said, it was just something that came to me as he was talking. When I first got the 'sense of an insight', I felt that there was something 'Universal' about the name of Adam. When I discovered that it meant 'mankind collectively', then I saw that there had to be something Universal about the name 'Jesus' as well. It had to do with the word Adam in relation to 'man'. The word Adam in my dictionary means "mankind collectively". Which to me means that the word Adam is synonymous with the word 'humanity'. So if the word Adam is synonymous with the word 'humanity', why would the word 'Jesus' not be synonymous with 'children of men', for children of men, are in fact children of God by birth! Would it not then be appropriate to say that every child born of a woman could be called the baby 'Jesus'? (Being that Jesus and the Father are One?) (Thou shalt call His name Jesus) If it was the name Mary was to give her child, then it is who and what every 'human' child actually IS! (After the Spiritual Rebirth!) The 'word (or the name) 'Jesus' must also mean 'humanity collectively'! Then what Paul should have said in Acts16-31, is this. 'Believe AS the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved'! This is what would have changed the World! It makes nothing but sense (Not 'on' or 'in', but AS) Don't 'follow' the Lord Jesus, but "walk AS the Lord Jesus"!
I have been saying 'believe AS the Father'. Don't 'follow' Jesus, WALK AS THE FATHER! Because He ('Jesus') walked As the Father! So too must we WALK As the 'Lord Jesus Christ', because the "Lord Jesus Christ" is who we really are "collectively"! (After the Spiritual Rebirth; after we have been 'born again'!) 'Children of men', are actually the Lord Jesus Christ 'collectively'! That we might realize this, is the real purpose of the Spiritual Rebirth! Then are we to walk AS the Lord Jesus Christ!
But, there is really no difference in whether we walk AS the Lord Jesus Christ, or AS the Father. The 'outcome' will be the same. (The Father and the son are One!) When I first got the 'sense of an insight', I felt that there was something 'Universal' about the name of Adam. When I discovered that it meant 'mankind collectively', then I saw that there had to be something Universal about the name 'Jesus' as well. The Christ and the Father are One! Before the Spiritual Rebirth, every one functions as an 'Adam' (as a man). After the Spiritual Rebirth, everyone is capable of functioning AS the Lord Jesus Christ! When our politicians campaign for office, they present themselves as if they were Jesus Christ, but after they get elected, they revert to functioning as Adam.
The word Adam, means 'mankind collectively' (It means mankind functioning as 'men'... as 'human' brings!) The word 'Jesus' also means 'mankind collectively'. It is who we will see ourselves as being, AFTER experiencing the Spiritual Rebirth! After being ''born again''! Only then can we function AS the Christ.