Garden of Eden vs. Garden of Gethsemane

R. Kent Hughes:

  • The first Adam began life in a garden.  Christ the second Adam, came at the end of his life to a garden
  • In Eden Adam sinned.  In Gethsemane the Savior overcame sin.
  • In Eden Adam fell.  In Gethsemane Jesus conquered.
  • In Eden Adam hid himself.  In Gethsemane our Lord boldly presented himself.
  • In Eden the sword was drawn.  In Gethsemane it was sheathed.

(Taken from Nancy Guthrie’s book, Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, pg. 31-32)