{Should We Continue In Sin So Grace Will Increase?}

watts-1012402_1280Paul has spent the first five chapters of the book of Romans teaching the depravity of all mankind and their need of a Savior. Along with this teaching, he has also introduced us to the provision and the grace of God that came through His Son Jesus Christ.

The main themes we have seen in chapters 1-5 are:

  • God’s wrath against unrighteousness
  • Mankind’s Depravity
  • Grace through Faith Alone
  • Justification, (God declares us righteous by imputing Christ’s righteousness to our account.)

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What Are The Foundation Stones of the Gospel?

Romans Bible Study Part 2

“In Need of a Savior”

Week-3|Day-3| Lesson- 13

Paul moves back and forth in his teaching, with the corruption of man, the love of God, the work of Jesus Christ; the corruption of man, the love and justice of God, the work of Jesus Christ. Each time giving us a better understanding of where we were as lost sinners and the need for the grace of God through the perfect sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. Paul taught in the first three chapters of Romans the corruption, the depravity of man. He taught in the first chapter of Romans God’s wrath on mankind because of their corruption and their irreverent fear of Him. We move to chapter 5 of Romans and again we see Paul teaching on the corruption of man and the Love and Grace of God. Each time these teachings bring a greater manifestation of the love and grace of God and the means He went to, to save a lost and dying people. This time, in Romans 5 he is going to go back to the fall and show us where this corruption and our need of grace originated. At the same time showing us His provision of salvation through His Son, His One and only Son.

The section of scripture is the foundation stones of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have spent much time in the first 5 and a half chapters  of Romans looking into the depravity of man. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Paul has called all men into account. All men are guilty and in need of a Savior. Today we are going to divide Romans 5:12-21  into two parts. The one man Adam and the One Man Jesus Christ. To help us understand what Paul has been teaching so far in this book we are going to contrast and compare Adam and Christ. I am going to bounce back and forth in the remaining section of Romans 5. This is on purpose. I think by listing what took place at the fall of Adam and then listing what was accomplished by the one work of Christ, we will have a better picture of the gospel.



The one Man Adam

Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The LORD God commanded the man, saying, ” From any tree of the garden you mat eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:15-17

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:6

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned_ for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offence of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. Romans 5:12-14

Through the one man Adam:
  • Sin entered into the world.
  • Death entered through sin.
  • Death spread to all men BECAUSE ALL sinned!

We cannot blame Adam and Eve for our sin. Two verses in this passage shut us all up under sin. Romans 5:12, ” Death spread to all men because all sinned.  And  Romans 5:14, ” Death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.”  We know that physical death still reigns. The fall included three deaths, spiritual, physical, and eternal. In this verse, Paul is speaking of physical death to show that all men had sinned.

Through the one man Adam:
  • The many died: Romans 5:15
  • Judgement arose from one transgression: Romans 5:16
  • Resulting in Condemnation: Romans 5:16
  • By the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one: Romans 5:17
  • Through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men: Romans 5:18
  • Through the disobedience of the one, the many were made sinners. Romans 5:19

The one Man Jesus Christ

Paul is comparing the transgression of the one man Adam with the Righteous Act of the One Man Jesus Christ! Adam was the federal head or the head of the human race. When Adam fell all mankind fell with him in his first transgression.  Jesus Christ  is the head of the church. Through His one act of obedience all who believe in Him and His work of redemption on the cross are saved and secure in Him. 1 Corinthians teach that God is the head of Christ and Christ is the head of the church. The church being the believers that Christ has come to save. Christ overcomes the transgressions of the many by bringing the free gift of grace through His life, death, burial, and resurrection.

But the free gift is not like the transgression.

and I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed: He will bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him in the heel. Genesis 3:15 ( The first prohecy of Jesus Christ)

Much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. Romans 5:16

Through the One Man Jesus Christ
  • The free gift arose from many transgressions: Romans 5:16
  • Resulting in justification: Roman 5:16
  • By the righteousness of the One, those who receive the abundance of grace and of the righteousness will reign in life through Jesus Christ: 50mans 5:17
  • Through the act of righteousness, there resulted justification of life to all men: Romans 5:18
  • Through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous: Romans 5:19

The gospel message

This section of Scripture has summed up the gospel in 10 verses. There is, however, a lot of doctrine and theology in these passages, but these verses are the foundation of the Gospel message!

Adams transgression resulted in condemnation.

But through Christ, the free gift of grace arose resulting in justification.

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Believers Are Secure in the Grace of God!

Romans Bible Study Part 2

“In Need of a Savior”

 Week-3|Day-1| Lesson 13

Paul begins Romans 5 with the word “therefore”. He is pointing us back to chapter 4 where he spent much time  teaching and discussing justification through faith alone! There is no work on our part that is either accepted or required.  This in itself should cause all believers everywhere to jump for joy and find complete rest!

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand: and we exult in hope of the glory of God.            Romans 5:1-2


I want us to pay close attention to the phrase Paul uses verse 1, “having been justified by faith.” There are two points to consider as we look at this part of the verse:

  1. Having been is a past completed action. Justification is a one-time act that is completed at the time of conversion.
  2. Justification is through faith alone.

I believe the definition of justification may help clarify this verse. The Westminster shorter Catechism gives this definition of justification:   Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein God  pardoneth all our sins  and accepteth us as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone

We are Secure in Christ

We can look at this past completed action of justification as security. Security means that we are in a state of being free from danger or threat. In the context of these verses we are secure in the peace of God, and we stand secure in His grace!

In verse 1 we learn that we have peace with God. The peace that we have according to the context of this verse is not peace of God, but peace with God. The word used in this verse means, to bind something together which had been separated. Sin had separated us from God, but justification brings us back into a relationship with Him.

Peace with God means we are no longer:

  • Enemies of God- Romans 5:10
  • Under the wrath of God- Romans 1:18
  • Condemned- Romans 8:1

Christ Has brought us to God

Through Christ, we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand. What is this grace in which we stand? The grace in which we stand is  the unmerited, undeserved,  favor of God.  God’s grace, love, and mercy have reconciled His enemies to Himself.   To get a good, understanding of what this verse is teaching let’s look closely at its definition:

Definition is copied from Precept Austin:

ntroduction (4318)  literally means a bringing near, a leading or bringing into the presence of. The act of bringing to, a moving to. It means providing admission or access (freedom, permission and/or the ability to enter) with the associated thought that the one gaining access has freedom to enter by virtue of the assistance or favor of another. It includes the idea of the right to address someone, the one addressed being of higher status. It describes the approach to one we could never approach in our mortal unredeemed flesh. In the secular use a “status factor” is implied as in the statement “access to Cyrus for an audience”.

Summary of this definition:

  • Christ has brought us near to God.
  • Christ has provided access to God
  • Christ has given us the ability to enter the presence of God

God provides all that is Needed for salvation:

  • Grace
  • Faith
  • Mercy
  • Hope
  • Justification

Through Jesus Christ, we exult in hope of the glory of God. Our hope is steadfast and secure! We exult or praise God for the wonderful things He has done for us through Jesus Christ!

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What is the Importance of Knowing The Law of God?

Romans Bible study Part 2 “In Need of a Savior”

Day-1| Week-1| Lesson 11


After spending much time teaching, by the works of the Law no man will be justified, Paul stresses that God is the justifier of those who have placed their gift of faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Now a question arises, ” Do we then nullify the Law through faith?” Paul answers that question with a resounding, “May it never be! A thousand times no! On the contrary we establish the Law.”


To help us understand the meaning of this text of Scripture we will start by learning:

  • What is the Law ?
  • What is the requirements of the Law?
  • What is the purpose of the Law ?
  • How The Law Is Established

What is The Law?

The entire Bible, The Old and the New Testaments are the Law of God. We can say that God summed up the Law (The Moral Law) in the Ten Commandments that He gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. Christ again sums them up further in Matthew 22:37-39:

” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

The definition of Law is as follows: anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, a law, a command ,of any law whatsoever, a law or rule producing a state approved of God by the observance of which is approved of God, a precept or injunction, the rule of action prescribed by reason of the Mosaic law, and referring, acc. to the context. either to the volume of the law or to its content. Strong’s #3551


The Law is God’s precepts and standards set forth for us to follow in perfect obedience. The breaking of God’s Law requires death. No man has ever kept the law of God perfectly, except the man Jesus Christ. God even required His death to fulfill the justice of His commands!


To help us understand more about the Law of God let’s look at several scripture references that teach us its purpose.

  1. Leviticus 19:2 teaches that the Law reveals the holy character of God.
  2. Romans 3:20 teaches that through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
  3. Romans 4:15 teaches that the Law brings about wrath.
  4. Galatians 3:24 teaches that the Law is our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.

The law reveals to us the holy character of God. It speaks to us His perfection. We  look at the standard of God and through the Law should recognize that we are sinners and cannot live up to God’s standards. James teaches us in his letter that if we stumble in one point of the Law we are  guilty of breaking them all. God’s Law  has shut all mankind up under sin. The Law brings wrath and judgment upon on all men who have not placed their god given faith in the work of Jesus Christ.

The Law is also our tutor that leads us to Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith and boast in the works of Christ and not our own. By the works of the Law no man will be justified. Romans 3:20.


I believe that Romans 8:1-4 answers this question for us.

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the Law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. for what the Law could not do weak as it was through the flesh, God did; sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that requirements of the Law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

If we are in Christ Jesus, the wrath and justice that rested on us by not keeping the requirements of the law, are no longer resting on us. We read in Matthew 5:17-19 that Christ did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill the Law. The blood and the cross of Christ have fulfilled every requirement that God set forth in His Law. Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death!!

The Law is established. It is put in its proper place. The purpose of the law is to make men aware or conscience of their sin. When man acknowledges that they are sinners and turn to Christ in faith the purpose of the Law is confirmed. The Law has accomplished what it was set out to do. Mans faith and not his works brings the Law into clearer focus.

Can we praise God that He sent His One and only Son to fulfill the requirements of His Law in us!! This is amazing grace.


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Did You Know God is the One Who Justifies?

Walking Through Romans

“In Need of a Savior”

Week-10 Day-3

This post goes along with the Free lessons offered at the end of this article.

Wednesday we looked at the justification and redemption that comes through Jesus. We learned that these were free gifts of grace which God sent through His son. Those who believe in the work of Christ and place their God given gift of faith in Him receive these marvelous grace gifts!

Today we are going to look at Romans 3:25-30. From these verses we will learn what propitiation is! Big word, I know, but one we need to know and understand. I am a believer in understanding the meaning of words! I have learned so much about God’s amazing grace by digging in and learning the meaning of a word following that word through scripture  and seeing how it applies to the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s grace is truly amazing! I pray you see and understand more of it through the study of this section of Romans!

Romans 3:24-25: “Being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate  His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed:”

The text says God displayed Christ publicly as a propitiation  in His blood. Let’s look at the meaning of propitiation and see how it applies to the gospel message.


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