Peter J. Leithart » Blog Archive » Who’s redeemed?
The Son is sent to redeem (Galatians 4:5). He comes under the law to redeem those under the law…
Sin apart, Israel would have needed “redemption” from the minority/slavery of the law.
So Adam: Created as a child, under “do not taste, do not touch” regulations until the fullness of time. And when the fullness of time would have come, Adam would have been “redeemed” from his slavery.