ROMANS 5:15-21 THE CONTRASTS BETWEEN ADAM’S CONDEMNING ACTS AND THE REDEEMING ACT AND GIFT OF CHRIST

9Mar

Romans 5:15 But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man's offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.  16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man's offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 V15-21 Contrasts Adam's condemning acts and the redeeming act or gift of Christ

In this section Paul uses the word much more 3 times to describe Christ's works.

V15 Christ's one act of redemption was so much greater than Adams one act of Condemnation ---much more

It has been said that the fact that one single misdeed should be answered by judgement, this is perfectly understandable: That the accumulated sins and guilt of all the ages should be answered by God's free gift, this is the miracle of miracles, totally beyond human understanding.

V16 one offense by Adam resulted in the condemnation

Christ's free gift resulted in justification-- to be declared righteous

V17 one offense death reigned-- Adam

Adam thought he would be like God knowing good and evil like the devil said, but exactly the opposite happened. That one act separated him from God.

Ge 2:17 "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

Christ --much more those who receive abundance or the super abundance will reign in life

V18 one offense came judgement

Christ-- one's righteous act came the free gift

V19 disobedience --made sinners

Christ's -Obedience made righteous

V20 Sin-- abounded because of the Law  the law was a tutor

Psalms 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Grace super abounded

V21 death or condemnation--through sin

Grace or Eternal life through righteousness of Jesus Christ

Decision of death or life

1st Adam

Last Adam--Christ 

1Corinthians 15:53-58

Rev 1:5-6

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