God’s Salvation By Faith (Part 3 of The Sufficiency of Christ’s Righteousness)
ROMANS 5 (cont.)
Romans 5:12 (NKJV) **
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned
**All scripture is from the New King James Version unless other wise noted
In verse 12 Paul says, through Adam sin entered the world. So Adam ate the fruit in disobedience to the word of God and at the moment he did, sin entered the world. Right before that moment, God proclaimed that if Adam were to disobey His word concerning the fruit, He said to Adam, You shall surely die. Continue reading
Justification is the sufficiency of Christ (Part 1 of The sufficiency of Christ’s Righteousness) ROMANS 5
Salvation from the penalty of sin is not gained by our efforts nor is it by works. However, we are granted righteousness, we are credited as righteous and we are credited with our salvation which is through a faith in Jesus.
- Abraham’s life proved it
- David’s words proved it
Do you want to enter heaven upon your death? Do you want to be counted among those who are saved? Then simply believe in the saving work of Jesus Christ and through faith you will be saved. But… you may still have concerns about this truth. Can you really find peace in the gospel and that kind of assurance? And can you be sure God is satisfied with our faith alone? Well, we know how bad we’ve been and we know in our heart just what we’ve done. And for that matter what some are still doing in some cases. And it’s just, that God is willing to let us stand before Him right now and on the day of our death and have no condemnation just because I believed something He stated in His Word. Is there no room for a little doubt? Continue reading
God Made Promises to Abraham and He Believed – Inheriting Eternal Rewards
ROMANS 4 (cont.)
In support of what we read in Romans 4 we go to other scripture. This is exactly how we follow in Abraham’s footsteps in obtaining God’s righteousness as he did.
- We receive a promise that God will bring new life from our dead spirit.
- That by faith in Christ we may be born again. Made new spiritually in the likeness of Christ.
As Jesus told Nicodemus:
John 3:3-6 (NKJV)
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again (from above), he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Here we have someone being told he has to come to life in a new way. And if he contemplated his own body what would he say? Contemplating his own body, Nicodemus said: Continue reading