The Evangelical Universalist Forum

The Equation of Romans 5


#1

"For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."


#2

One man’s disobedience result= many made sinners.

One Man’s obedience= many made righteous.

One man’s disobedience result= polus made sinners.

One Man’s obedience= polus made righteous.

Polus made sinners>>>>>>>polus made righteous


#3

“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”

"For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through one man, HOW MUCH MORE will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

“More”= koine mallon=

More.

To a greater degree >>>>by far

So much the more (more to a greater degree).

Added to verbs and adjectives, it denotes increase, a greater quantity, a larger measure, a higher degree, more, more fully.

Romans 5:15, 17

The measure of salvation for which we are indebted to Christ is far greater than that of the ruin which came from Adam; for the difference between the consequences traceable to Adam and to Christ is not only one of quality, but of quantity.

“My dear friend, clear your mind of can’t.”-Samuel Johnson-


#4

A. E. Saxby God In Creation>>>Redemption>>>Consummation

http://www.theheraldofgodsgrace.org/Saxby/GodInCreationRedemptionJudgmentAndConsummation.htm


#5

Jesus Christ = Breathtaking Recovery

"You know the story of how Adam landed us in the dilemma we’re in - first sin, then death, and no one exempt from either sin or death.

That sin disturbed relations with God in everything and everyone, but the extent of the disturbance was not clear until God spelled it out in detail to Moses. So death, this huge abyss separating us from God, dominated the landscape from Adam to Moses. Even those who didn’t sin precisely as Adam did by disobeying a specific command of God still had to experience this termination of life, this separation from God.

But Adam, who got us into this, also points ahead to the One who will get us out of it.

Yet the rescuing gift is not exactly parallel to the death-dealing sin. If one man’s sin put crowds of people at the dead-end abyss of separation from God, just think what God’s gift poured through one man, Jesus Christ, will do!

There’s no comparison between that death-dealing sin and this generous, life-giving gift.

The verdict on that one sin was the death sentence; the verdict on the many sins that followed was this wonderful life sentence.

If death got the upper hand through one man’s wrongdoing, can you imagine the breathtaking recovery life makes, sovereign life, in those who grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift, this grand setting-everything-right, that the one man Jesus Christ provides?

Here it is in a nutshell: Just as one person did it wrong and got us in all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it. But more than just getting us out of trouble, he got us into life! -The Message-