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Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
There is no other way to have this peace with
God other than through Jesus Christ in
accepting and understanding the full truth.
As Christ stated, learn the truth and it shall
make you free.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;
Note the qualification.. access through faith in Jesus Christ.
Everything God plans for us we attain through
this grace which comes from faith, faith from
the heart and from the very soul.
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
As Christians, we glory in tribulation,
understanding that from tribulation comes
patience and strength of character.
Tribulations rise because we are Christians.
Patience in a sense means endurance.
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in
our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the
We are never disappointed in our hope, because
God's love floods in our hearts.
A gift from the
Holy Spirit or the Comforter.
Even when we have this hope and faith, many of
us fail to realize what this gift means.
It means we can lean on the Comforter, share
our burdens and our disappointments with Him;
whereby He will lift them from us, as was promised.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a
good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us.
There would be no need to die for a righteous
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved
from wrath through him.
God proved His great love for us even while we
are sinners, by giving His only begotten Son for
Are we truly grateful?
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death
of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
If we have this hope and faith, we are saved
through Jesus Christ.
Even though we sins in the flesh, if we believe
in Him and love Him, He lifts the burden of sin
from us when we repent.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
If God loved us that much, because all have
How much more now are we saved by His life?
The elect who stand on the side of God will be
saved, and you who study the word of God and
have the deeper understanding are the elect.
He even is in you and you are in Him.
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by
sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
We have received the atonement, or
reconciliation, you might say, through Jesus
13 For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when
there is no law.
Not forgetting that Lucifer brought sin to Adam,
what it's saying here is that after
Adam, all sinned; then age and disease came into
being and men knew death, because all have sinned.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that
had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the
figure of him that was to come.
For sin was in the world before the law, but sin
is not counted when there is no law.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the
offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by
grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
Moses was the lawgiver yet death reigned from
Adam to Moses.
All died because of Adam's sin.
Now the phrase "who is the figure of Him that to
came" shows us Adam was a Christ figure, but of
course without the perfection of Christ.
The next verse shows the tremendous difference
between the two.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the
judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many
offences unto justification.
Adam brought us death; Christ brought us
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they
which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to
condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came
upon all men unto justification of life.
You will note in your King James version that
from verse 13 to and including verse 17 is in
He has made a special explanation there, and now
we pick it up in verse 18.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the
obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Now the deeper students, who study the plan of
God as it was before the foundation of this
world, find in the scripture that it is God's
plan that all men should have the right to
choose between God and Lucifer.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where
sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Without the law, one cannot break the law, but
with the breaking of God's law, sin abounds; yet
through Christ, there is forgiveness of sin and
you see and you see His precious grace in the
gift He offers all men.
So we see the gift of eternal life is made to
all men; not only to the lost sheep of Israel,
not only to the elect, but to all men who
believe in Him and partake of this gift from the
No one fools God, but those who really love Him,
want to follow Him and do His bidding, certainly
they are the inheritors of this gift, which is
forgiveness and eternal life.
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