“THE BOOK OF ROMANS” Part 5 of 8
Chapter 5 – Adam vs Christ
Christ died for the ungodly
We are justified by his blood
Having established that …being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (Rom 5:1), Paul points out that we now have access to the grace of God.
Paul then superbly compares Adam with Christ. Like a computer virus that can spread to all the computers in the whole world, Adam’s sin has been passed on down to us six thousand years ago.
This is Adam’s legacy to the world.
The ‘virus’ of sin is already in us the moment we are conceived in the womb. Indeed, we sin because we are born sinners. As Paul states … as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Rom 5:12).
But he gives the solution: For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. (Rom 5:19).
Indeed, 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Rom 5:8-9 )
When we are physically born, we are condemned from the start. We are born sinners. Therefore we must become spiritually born again to be declared righteous – have right standing with God.
How many is many?
“Many” can mean “all without distinction” or “all without exception”
“Christ died for many” means without exception
Through Adam “many be dead” (Rom 5:15) that is all 100% “without exceptions”
“Many be made righteous” (Rom 5:19) less than 100% and means “all without distinction”
Many means all – 1. Without distinction – less than 100% 2. All without exception 100%
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all (100%) men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many (100%) be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many (less the 100%. All are offered “UNTO” UP and TO, but not “into”)
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all (100%) men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto (all are offered, up and to not into) justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many (100%) were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many (not 100%) be made righteous.
Joh 8:36 make you free not set you free.
Many is less than 100%
Many can be 100% or many may not be 100%
All or few.
Many can be all without distinction
Many can be all without exception.
THE BIBLE USEAGE of the word “many”
Many = few, lots, all, 100%
Friday 10th September 2021
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