"Justification of life..."
Text: Romans 5:18
THE SIN OF ADAM
What was Adam’s role that brought about the introduction of sin and consequently of judgment and condemnation? The operative word is “transgression”.
“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses,
even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness
of the transgression of Adam…”
To “transgress” is to break the clear and specific commandment of God given! God had given clear instruction to Adam that he was not to transgress by eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Deliberately, Adam chose to disobey God and thus transgressed!
REVERSING THE JUDGMENT THAT CAME UPON SINFUL MANKIND
How would Jesus be able to reverse the effects of sin upon mankind? Paul offered this insight.
“Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came
to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through
one Man’s righteous act, the free gift came to all men,
resulting in justification of life.”