DO YOU KNOW 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.(Rom 5:19a) “For just as through the disobedience of the one man (Adam) the many were made sinners”
THE GOOD NEWS HOWEVER IS THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ALSO KNOWN AS THE LAST ADAM; 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. (Rom 5:19b) “So also through the obedience of the one man (Christ) the many will be made righteous.”
WE INHERITED FROM ADAM THE SINFUL NATURE (THE FLESH). FOR THIS REASON OUR SINFUL MIND CANNOT PLEASE GOD.
(Rom 8:7-8) “The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.”
HOWEVER, IN CHRIST, WE ARE NO LONGER IN THE FLESH, BUT IN THE SPIRIT BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT DWELLS IN US.
(Rom 8:9) “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.”
NOT ONLY SO, BUT OUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE BECAUSE OF THE “GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” WE RECEIVED FROM GOD WHEN WE BELIEVED.
(Rom 8:10) “But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.”
GLORY TO GOD!