Grace of Godliness - Part 2
THE GIFT OF GRACE Page
V.16 ** What is the next difference between these
Judgment arose from one sin, causing condemnation. But, the free gift
(of grace) arose from everyone's lifetime of endless sins, and resulted
in our just ification!
V.17 ** Paul now gives us the third difference between Adam and
Christ, what is it?
Adam's one sin put death reigning over man. "Much more" did
Christ accomplish by causing us to reign in life with Him over sin.
cf. Romans 6:17-18
** We cannot leave this verse without noticing the very reason for studying
this chapter. Did anyone see what "The Gift of Grace" is?
It is the gift of "righteousness". When God looks
at us who have believed on Jesus Christ, He sees the perfect righteousness
of our Lord instead of our sin.
V.18 - 19
** Difference number four has to do with the essence of mankind, based
upon who it is that impacts their life. In verse 18, Paul summarizes the
point he has been making about Adam effecting the world and Jesus also
effecting the world - read verse.
But looking at verse 19, what word is used to show us that the very
essence of man was changed by the impact of Adam and can be changed
"...many were made sinners..." through Adam
"...many will be made righteous..." through Jesus
"kathistemi" constituting cf. 2Corinthians 5:21
V.20 ** Our situation, as the human race, was very bleak before
the Law was given, how did it change once we received God's Law through
It got worse! "...the Law came in that the transgression might
** When sin increased, what did God do?
He had His grace "abound all the more"!
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