See, for example, the following New Testament texts: “‘The first man Adam became a living being’; the last Adam [Jesus] became a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45), “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; behold, the old has passed away, behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17); Jesus “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation; for in him all things were created … He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead” (Colossians 1:15–18).