For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. ( Romans 5:19 )
If it is easy for us to accept and believe that the sin of Adam affects us even though we didn’t personally make the choice, shouldn’t it be easier to accept the finished work of the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf? If a sin we did not directly commit was credited to us why can’t a righteousness we do not have be credited to us? It is true that by ourselves we are hopelessly helpless with regards to right standing with God because we do not have in ourselves–sinful flesh–the ability to be righteous. All of us who believe in the work of Christ are made righteous. It is a status that is attained only through the cross of Christ. We are saved by faith in Christ; faith which comes from hearing the Goodnews of the Kingdom. There is no way around this provision for humanity to be redeemed back to the Father. Faith in Christ and His finished works is the only entry requirement that must be met to enjoy the life we once had in God before sin.
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