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Romans 5 Argument, Outline, and Selected Doctrines

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.

Outline

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. Justification
  2. Faith
  3. Peace
  4. Grace
  5. Testing-Suffering
  6. Godliness
  7. Three Exults
  8. Holy Spirit Indwells
  9. Godly Love
  10. God Loves
  11. Christ Died for Sinners
  12. Reconciliation
  13. Sanctification
  14. Death
  15. Imputed Righteousness
  16. Eternal Life
  17. Christology
  18. Sin Barrier