Romans 5:19

Tom Harding

In Romans 5.19 Paul describes to us the TERRIBLY EFFECTUAL results of Adam's sinful disobedience: "many were made sinners." This is an awful truth that thunders through this chapter and all the Word of God, "sin hath reigned unto death." We had absolutely nothing to do with becoming a sinner, we are born that way by nature, because of Adam's disobedience we inherited all his sinful traits. Even so by the obedience of one, Jesus Christ, we see the WONDERFULLY EFFECTUAL results of His obedience: "many shall be made righteous." Here is a glorious truth that also thunders through the Scriptures, "grace hath reigned through righteousness unto eternal life." We have absolutely nothing to do with becoming righteous. Our righteousness was totally earned by our Mediator, Jesus Christ and freely and sovereignly imputed to us by His grace (Rom. 4:6- 8). "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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