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==In Christianity==
{{see also|Complementarianism}}
In [[Christianity]], this concept has been used to explain the concepts of the [[Covenant (biblical)|covenants]] found in the [[Bible]]. In particular, it has been applied to passages such as [[Epistle to the Romans|Romans]] [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans+5:12-21 5:12-21], explaining the relation of all humanity with [[Adam]], as well as the relation of redeemed humanity with [[Jesus Christ]], who is called the [[last Adam]]. According to this understanding, as humanity's federal head Adam brought the entire human race into sin, misery, and death due to his disobedience.<ref>Sproul, R.C., [http://www.the-highway.com/fall_Sproul.html Adam's Fall and Mine]</ref> Christ, in his [[Active obedience of Christ|perfect obedience]] to [[God the Father]], earned [[Eternal life (Christianity)|eternal life]] and blessedness for all his people.<ref>Piper, J., [http://www.desiringgod.org/ResourceLibrary/Sermons/ByDate/2000/22_Adam_Christ_and_Justification_Part_2/ Adam, Christ and Justification, part 2],</ref>