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Romans 5 summary – Really cool

Observe the following comparison of Romans 5:

Person Adam Christ
Act Sin (vv. 12, 14, 16) Trespass (vv. 15–18) Disobedience (v. 19) Grace (v. 15) Righteousness (v. 18) Obedience (v. 19)
Physical Results Death for all (vv. 12, 14–15, 17)(vv. 12, 14, 16) Trespass (vv. 15–18) Disobedience (v. 19) Life for all (vv. 17–18, 21)(v. 15) Righteousness (v. 18) Obedience (v. 19)
Moral Results Sin enters for all (v. 12)
Sin reigns on all (v. 21)
Grace enters for all (v. 15)
Grace reigns for all (v. 21)
Legal Results All made sinners (v. 19)
Judgment for all (v. 18)
Condemnation for all (16, 18)
All made righteous (v. 19)
Gift for all (v. 18)
Justification for all (16, 18)

Now, since it is evident from Scripture that not all people will eventually be saved, Paul cannot mean that everyone is actually justified because of Christ’s vicarious sacrifice, but rather is potentially justifiable, for many reasons.

Geisler, N. L. (2004). Systematic theology, volume three: sin, salvation (p. 229). Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers.

Geisler, N. L. (2004). Systematic theology, volume three: sin, salvation (p. 229). Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers.