Posts Tagged ‘Free gift of grace’

Romans 5:12-21 The Path of Pardon

My guilt is clear but Jesus purchased my pardon anyway

We are still following along with Paul as he writes to the Roman church. He is expounding on the fact that it is not the Law that saves man, but faith. Faith in Christ Jesus. Today Paul shares the universalness of Adam’s sin and Jesus’ gift of grace.

When Adam sinned, broke God’s direct commandment, his spirit died that day. His physical body took a while to reap that “benefit” but it eventually died too. His dead spirit was passed on to each and every decedent from that moment on. Sin is what caused that death and what keeps each one of us separated from God. We sin because our spirit is dead even at birth.

Jesus didn’t share the same father as the rest of mankind so He didn’t receive the same dead spirit we do. Jesus’ Father is God, not Adam. Jesus’ spirit is alive. He was not born into sin and was not bound by it as we are. Read more »