MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT WE ARE ALL AFFECTED BY ADAM’S DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD? YOU SEE, BECAUSE OF HIS SIN, WE WERE ALL MADE SINNERS. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, WE ARE SINNERS NOT BECAUSE WE SIN; WE SIN BECAUSE WE ARE SINNERS.
HOWEVER, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ALSO KNOWN AS THE “LAST ADAM” (1Cor 15:45); HE OBEYED GOD EVEN UNTO DEATH ON THE CROSS. BECAUSE OF HIS OBEDIENCE, WE CAN BE MADE RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S SIGHT BY FAITH IN HIM.
(Romans 5:19) “For just as through the disobedience of the one man (Adam) the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man (Jesus) the many will be made righteous.”
BECAUSE OF THE DISOBEDIENCE OF ADAM, DEATH REIGNED OVER THE CREATED WORLD; HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF CHRIST’S OBEDIENCE TO GOD, WE WHO BELIEVED IN HIM RECEIVED GOD’S ABUNDANT PROVISION OF GRACE AND THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND WE REIGN IN LIFE.
(Romans 5:17) “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”
(Romans 5:15) But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
ADAM’S SIN RESULTED IN CONDEMNATION FOR ALL MEN, HOWEVER, CHRIST’S OBEDIENCE TO GOD BRINGS JUSTIFICATION THAT BRINGS LIFE FOR ALL MEN. (Romans 5:18) “Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.”
(1 Corinthians 15:45) So it is written:
“THE FIRST MAN ADAM BECAME A LIVING BEING”; THE LAST ADAM, A LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!