Death in Adam, Life in Christ

Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:18-21
Death in Adam, Life in Christ

In a garden paradise so long ago, the bliss of Eden was shattered by the sound of the snapping of the skin of a fruit in between a man’s teeth. That bite broke more than just the skin of that fruit it broke all of creation. Adam’s sin brought guilt, the desire to sin, and mortality to all humans. And since that dreadful day, we have continued to sin and deserve condemnation. Thanks be to God, He did not stop with Adam in the garden. He sent a Second Adam to begin a new humanity. Christ came into the world, in the flesh of His creation, and fulfilled the Law because we could not. He was obedient to the Father, and He paid the penalty for our sin. One man, Christ, has redeemed us and changed humanity forever. May God’s grace abound for us so that we may enjoy justification, life, and peace as Adam enjoyed before the fall into sin. May He reign over us that we may reign over trespasses and death, inheriting all the blessings of the Second Adam, Jesus.
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