The reality of and life of Adam has a consequence that we should cherish: the reality of Jesus. Adam was a real man, that committed a real sin. In comparison, Jesus was a real man, that committed NO sin.
A ratio is a comparison between two numbers or a relationship between two quantities. Ratios can be expressed in several ways and reveal significant relationships hidden in mass of data. For example man for man (1:1) or sin for no sin (1:0). The reality and truth of these ratios are what saves me as a believer in them.
If Adam isn't real, then his sin wasn't real and Jesus doesn't need to be real. I know that I am real and I have committed real sin. I need a real savior.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be alive.
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