Only a sinless person acting on our behalf can save us, and it is fair for Him to act on our behalf because another man put us in this mess by acting on our behalf. We can also know that we are born sinners for other reasons. Christ, Χριστοῦ Christou Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. Someone else has paid the penalty cf. A primary pronoun of the first person I. This marvelous peace is exactly the blessing which troubled man most needs and so incessantly seeks, even if his seeking is but an unfulfilled subconscious longing after it. But God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that the Messiah died for us while we were still sinners.
By means of the obedience of faith so perfectly expounded by Paul in Romans. Its ultimate cause is the love of God, which is here in question. The holy, righteous God, cannot be at peace with a sinner, while under the guilt of sin. It was not after , but before he was circumcised. The whole must be seen in order to properly interpret and appreciate the parts. Wells, have confessed that peace is no part of their endowment. Peace and Hope 1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.
Here the future referred to our ultimate, complete salvation at the Second Coming cf. This free gift did not place them anew in a state of trial, but fixed them in a state of justification, as Adam would have been placed, had he stood. This is an anthropomorphic phrase, but it expresses a reality. This omission is all the more remarkable because of the prominence of faith up to this time, the verb having appeared at least five times and the substantive twenty-seven. All creation has been affected by the consequences of Adam's rebellion cf. As by the offence of one, sin and death prevailed to the condemnation of all men, so by the righteousness of one, grace prevailed to the justification of all related to Christ by faith. But God designed to deliver from sin, and to work a great change.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Not from bodily death; for that they all do and must endure. There is peace and joy in believing; there is neither in unbelief. . Through Christ's act of obedience however, a right standing with God is available to all who believe. One person's acts affected the whole community cf.
The Bible puts the full blame for sin squarely on the shoulders of Adam. How and when are uncertain cf. Godet, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1970 , p. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered. This is a restatement, for emphasis, of what Paul had just written; but as Thomas noted, there is a significant addition to the thought. There can be no title to an eternal reward without a pure and spotless righteousness: let us look for it, even to the righteousness of Christ. In Adam we find that death reigns but in Christ we find that deliverance reigns.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Ask many who have buried a dear child, or have lost their wealth, or have suffered pain of body, and they will tell you that the natural result of affliction is to produce irritation against providence, rebellion against God, questioning, unbelief, petulance, and! It works needful experience of ourselves. But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. And death is by sin; for death is the wages of sin. There can be no title to an eternal reward without a pure and spotless righteousness: let us look for it, even to the righteousness of Christ. And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. As God's new people, as Christ's body, Christians also reign with Christ cf.
The difference in Romans 5:7 seems to be that the righteous man is only that — righteous in his personal life but perhaps lacking in feeling for others. But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Nevertheless, that did not prevent sin from reigning during all the interval between Adam and Moses, which proves certainly that it was imputed in some measure. It is clearly seen in Christ's death on behalf of sinful mankind cf. There is this, however, the more things law prohibits, and the more things it requires, the more points there are where we may violate the law.
While the sinful state continues, God loathes the sinner, and the sinner loathes God, Zec 11:8. Humanity, God's ultimate creation cf. On the other hand, if one is spiritual, strong, wise, pious, gentle and humble, he will become more spiritual, powerful, wise, pious, gentle and humble. Finally, Paul clearly teaches throughout the New Testament that all are not saved. The state of grace, or favor, into which Christians have access through faith, is that of the kingdom of God Philippians 3:20. Grace reigns to eternal life.
They cannot affect these two choices, but they do volitionally show to which they belong! And if, by Divine grace, they were thus brought to repent, and to believe in Christ, and thus were justified by the price of his bloodshedding, and by faith in that atonement, much more through Him who died for them and rose again, would they be kept from falling under the power of sin and Satan, or departing finally from him. It came in the sense that the gift is presented, but not necessarily received. And death reigned in that long time, not only over adults who wilfully sinned, but also over multitudes of infants, which shows that they had fallen in Adam under condemnation, and that the sin of Adam extended to all his posterity. We could not have got into it of ourselves, but we are led into it, as pardoned offenders. The good man by contrast goes beyond the other man by also being kind and benevolent.