“For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised (1 Co.15:16).”
Principle of Similitude is the tool of the Spirit to translate the deep things of God in a language we can understand. Thus the body God prepared before the worlds began is compared to a temple. By the indwelling of the Spirit each of us believe we are the temple of God. Thus the tabernacle of the wilderness or the temple of Solomon where the glory of God filled hold comparison. Such similitude compares spiritual things with spiritual (1 Co.2:13)
The role of the Spirit is also to give an order to distinguish the people of God and those who are not. Thus when the Son of man serves as a type it shall throw up so many antitypes that bear relation to Him. Christ is the head of the Church. Consequently each member of the Body which is the Church, is a believer redeemed by the blood of Jesus.
We see two groups of people those who are the children of disobedience and Children of light or Obedience.
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for all that have sinned (Ro.5:12).” The Adam episode in the creation account is for our edification. Adam is a type for all those belong to one group. He represents Children of Disobedience since death became the rule as a result of sin.
“ ….For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall be all made alive (1 Co.15:21-22)”
Here St Paul speaks of an order. Representational typology sets apart believers from children of wrath, as goats and sheep at the end times. “…The Lord knoweth them that are his (2 Ti.2:19).”