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Romans 5:12 – Therefore 

16-01-2021 - Posted by Andre Piet

… but we are glorying also in God through our Lord, Jesus Christ, through Whom we now obtained the conciliation. Therefore, even as through one man sin entered into the world

In Romans 5, Paul explains the position of mankind as a whole. It is not about the individual or the actions of the individual. All people are sinners, without exception. And alienated or hostile to God. And then it is GOD who shows His love to us, through Christ’s death for us while we were still sinners (: 8).

Paul writes: when we were enemies, we were conciliated through the death of his Son (: 10). Note: we were conciliated. Paul himself was passive in this and GOD convinced him of his love. There is only one condition to be reconciled: you must be an enemy.

And then “therefore” Paul is going to make a wonderful comparison. Sin entered the world through one man, and death and death passed through to all humans through sin. Well, in the same way also by one man and by one righteous act will all humans be justified (: 18). Nothing can be done about that. Believe it!