Tod Kennedy August 2014
Argument Romans 5. Justification gives many benefits.
Paul now writes that because we have been justified and reconciled by faith we have many blessings—peace, expectation of glory, tribulations, perseverance, proven character, hope, God's love, the Holy Spirit, shall be saved from God's future wrath, and delivered now in time by his present life in heaven. Though the one sinful act of Adam caused all mankind to die because when Adam sinned all mankind sinned in him, the one righteous act of Christ—his death for sin—made it possible for God to cancel judgment and condemnation and to credit righteousness and justify by grace anyone who believes the gospel.
- Romans 5:1-5. Because God has justified believers, we now possess peace, access into grace, can boast about hope and tribulations, and have God’s love and the Holy Spirit inside.
- Romans 5:6-11. God did the most for mankind when Jesus Christ died for sin and He will certainly completely finish what he started out to do—justification, sanctification, glorification.
- Romans 5:12-14. The one sinful act of Adam caused all mankind to die because when Adam sinned all mankind sinned in him—all are his descendants.
- Romans 5:15-21. The one righteous act of Christ made it possible for God to cancel judgment and condemnation and give eternal life to anyone who believes the gospel—"those who receive."
Select Doctrines in Romans 5
- Three Exults
- Holy Spirit Indwells
- Godly Love
- God Loves
- Christ Died for Sinners
- Imputed Righteousness
- Eternal Life
- Sin Barrier