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The Ultimate Equation

Updated: Aug 5, 2022

The Bible has so many markers—evidence of the redemption story. It answers every question, even those who seek to discredit it.

One of the most striking segments I found is in Romans chapter five.

You see, we know that God is unchanging; he is absolute, no question asked. So when we find scriptures that suggest God’s change of mind, we become somewhat confused until we find the answer. Romans chapter five is one of those.


The scripture is clear on God’s intention to judge sin. Sin must be dealt with; more specifically, anyone that sins must die. According to OpenBible.info, 100 verses found in the Bible speak of the finality of sinners, “the soul who sins shall die.” The scripture tells us that God is preparing for a new world from the old one and intends to have it without any hints of error.

The evidence supports that fact; we all sin, and ultimately, we all die. To sin is a death sentence.


So why did he change his mind and allow us to live again? Will! He didn’t.

Romans 5:12-20 Clarifies the amazing equation by which God provided the reversal of the sentence. Here it is step by step; let’s walk it together:


Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ

5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people because all sinned

5:21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through Righteousness to bring eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


When we read further, we find another marker:

5:13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.

5:14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come*. This is a brilliant marker, a reminder that the first man, “Adam,” was made in the image of the second man, “Jesus.” In doing so, it confirms the identity of the one of whom Adam was made like Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”


The progression of the Equation:

5:15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!

5:16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought Justification.

5:17 For if by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that 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!

5:18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in Justification and Life for all people.

5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

5:20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through Righteousness to bring eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Ultimate Equation


Adam disobeyed = Broght Sin = Judgment = Condemnation = Death to him and all decendednts.


Jesus Obeyed = Brought Righteousness = Justification = Life to him and all his descendants.


Now let’s look at the Amazing price paid for and the gift received from that REVERSAL:


Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”





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