Romans 5:15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. (ESV) But we don't choose sin, it lives in everyone and and all are effected by it, not so with grace, we have to choose to accept it. So sin seems to have the upper hand because grace is not so easily found as sin is.
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I have read that verse and it's context many times and have studied the meaning of the words and its grammatical implications and have concluded that the Righteousness of God is eternally further than sin and that the Grace of God is yes greater far than the consequences of Adam's sin. I used to be an adamant believer in the eternal consequences of Adam's sin until I studied carefully Rom 5 which also led me to other passages of scripture that teaches the ultimately whenever that is that God will totally defeat the consequences of Adam's sin and just as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin so to by one man righteousness will defeat sin and and destroy the last enemy death. I know that this view is not the so called fundamental evangelical view but it is hard to come to any other conclusion after reading Rom 5. Though I know that logic is not the way to necessarily determine truth yet logic seem to truth here as well. For which greater sin or grace, satan or God. To say that Adam's sin plunge all under God's judgment and that for eternity even though they did not choose to be sinners and then to say that the greatest act of love ever shown will only redeem a few of the all who choose to be redeemed is making Adam's sin a greater power than that of the blood of our Lord Jesus. That just does not make logical sense. Observe the "much more" in verse 15. The grace of God does much more than the offense of Adam. In the context notice the words all and many. If all means all in who got affected by Adam then the all must mean all by those who get affected by the Grace of God. If the many means all in Adam 's sin then the many must all so All as it relates to the gift of God. Like the song writer we must agree when he said GRACE GREATER THAN ALL OUR SIN. Yes all must believe in order to experience this grace...therefore it does seem as if sometime during the judgment of those who don't believe now they will repent. For Phil.2 tell us that one day EVERY KNEE WILL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS JESUS AS LORD TO THE GLORY OF THE FATHER. One way of helping to understand this is to do a thorough word study on the Greek word aion which has unfortunately been translated everlasting etc rather than age or ages. God not the devil will have the ultimate victory. The Lord Jesus not satan will be everlasting conqueror. Grace not Sin will be the absolute winner. The Blood of the Lord Jesus not the sin of Adam will be universal victor. Mercy not judgment will be the overcomer. Oh the day will come yes when righteousness will be more universally powerful than sin. God's blessing be upon all for 2014.
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