Thoughts of John

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Bible Study on Romans: Adam & Christ: Romans 5:12-21

Summary: Justification by faith is permanent because 1) faith is not destroyed by trials, but rather strengthened by them, and 2) God’s redeeming love for us is permanent and unconditional. And 3) because the work of Christ is thorough. As certain as sin and death reign in this world, the grace of Christ that justifies us is much more certain, because of the overcoming lordship of Christ.

1. A. Who are the two men and what are their two acts in this passage? (5:12, 15)

B. Why do we all sin? (5:12)

C. Do you take responsibility for your own sins? (Prov. 8:13, Ps. 97, Ps. 51:1-4, 16-17, Prov. 28:13)

2. A. What are the two results and the two reigns of Rom. 5:12-21? (5:16, 18, 21).

B. Why is there suffering and death in this world? Is it right to blame God for this? Why or why not? (Rom. 5:12, Gen. 2:15-17, Luke 13:1-5)

C. Does the grace of God really control your life, and if so, how?

3. A. How often do we find “more” and “much more” in Romans 5:12-21?

B. What is the significance of grace abounding “all the more” and what does this have to do with eternal security? (5:20-21)

C. Does eternal security apply to you? (Romans 5:17, I John 5:11-13)

4. A There are “three imputations of the Bible:” 1) Adam’s sin to the human race, 2) Our sins imputed to Christ on the cross, and 3) The righteousness of Christ imputed to us. What two verses support all three?

B. Why don’t people like these imputations?

C. What is the right response that we should have? (Rom. 11:33-12:3).

For a discussion on this Bible Study go to the discussion forum: Active Bible Study or leave a comment.

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March 21, 2010 - Posted by | Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Book of Romans, Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religon, Romans, Theology

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