Scripture Reading: Romans 5:19-6:2
"AI:, by one man's [Adam's] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Jesus Christ] shall many be made righteous." The simple truth is this: "Since by man [Adam] came death, by man [Jesus Christ] came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all [who believe] be made alive" (I Corinthians 15:21, 22). "Death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who [Adam] is the figure of Him [Christ] that was to come" (Romans 5:14). "AI:, it is written, there is none righteous, no not one .. .for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:10, 23).
King David stated concisely the above described condition of unregenerate man: "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me" (Psalm 51:5). There are absolutely no exceptions. Never has there existed so much as one individual (since Adam) who was righteous in the sight of God without God's own righteousness being imputed by His grace. Even under the dispensation of the law, David declared, "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile" (Psalm 32:1, 2).
The answer to man's dilemma is clearly stated, "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." But our apostle adds a word of caution: "Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid!" (Romans 6:1 .
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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