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In Adam, In Christ

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In Adam, In Christ

Tony Pyle

Romans 5:12-21

When a gift is set before you, you can either accept it or reject it. Do you have a hard time accepting gifts? Is it hard for you to receive the generosity of another person? Pastor Tony Pyle reminds us that in Christ we have all been offered the gift of forgiveness from sin and a new life in Him. Only by acknowledging our sin before God will we ever open the gift of salvation and forgiveness, and truly enjoy it as a follower of Jesus.

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Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death spread to all people, because all sinned.
Romans 5:12

In fact, sin was in the world before the law, but sin is not charged to a person’s account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam’s transgression. He is a type of the Coming One.
Romans 5:13-14

But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by the one man’s trespass the many died, how much more have the grace of God and the gift which comes through the grace of the one man Jesus Christ overflowed to the many. And the gift is not like the one man’s sin, because from one sin came the judgment, resulting in condemnation, but from many trespasses came the gift, resulting in justification. If by the one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive the overflow of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is justification leading to life for everyone. For just as through one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so also through the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:15-19

The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace will reign through righteousness, resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:20

The relation of Christ to his that of a legal advocate to his client. The former personates the latter; he puts himself in the client's place. It is, while it lasts...the most intimate relation. The client may not even appear in court. He is not heard. He is not regarded. He is lost in his advocate, who for the time being is his representative...He, not we, is seen, heard, and regarded.
- Charles Hodge