Death in Adam and Life in Christ

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Contrast

If you want to know the heart of the Bible, and the central truth about world history from God’s point of view, you only need to know two people. This section of Scripture shows a contrast between Adam and Christ.

CONTRAST BETWEEN ADAM AND CHRIST

 

By virtue of our physical birth, we are in Adam’s family. However we don’t have to stay there. God has made a way for us to pass from Adam to Christ. Our first birth put us in Adam; Our second birth puts us in Christ. That’s why Jesus said, “You must be born again.”

Application

In what area of my life am I most like Adam? What changes need to take place in my life to make me more Christlike?

Romans 5:12-21 (English Standard Version)


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Because of Adam’s sin men are separated from God.

Because of Christ’s grace man has been offered eternal life.
16Adam’s sin brought judgmentChrist’s death brought justification.
17Because of Adam’s sin death reigned.Because of Christ’s death believers reign.
18Condemnation brought on all men.Justification offered to all men.