My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Romans 5

Two one mans

Summary:
We can have peace through Jesus now, even in sufferings, because our hope is justified. When we were screwed and sinful, Jesus died for us. That's love. We are saved!

Sin came through one man, Adam, and even the good after him had to live in a society of death because of the sin of one. But now we have a gift from one man, Jesus, which brings life instead of death. It has more authority than Adam's 'gift'. So now grace reigns instead of death.

Key verse:
8. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

My thoughts:
So here Paul is describing how Jesus has solved the human condition, as started with Adam. It's actually quite profound that this little Christian sect really did consider it's message to be truly global. It was for and about all people at all times.

So yea, as I've been saying, these passages are probably the clearest presentation of the Gospel in the Bible.

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