Having such a pledge of salvation in the love of God through Christ, the apostle declared that believers not only rejoiced in the hope of heaven, and even in their tribulations for Christ's sake, but they gloried in God also, as their unchangeable Friend and all-sufficient Portion, through Christ only.12-14 The design of what follows is plain. The evil, from which the deliverance could be effected only in this astonishing manner, must be more dreadful than natural death. Into this grace we are brought, which teaches that we were not born in this state.

3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. It is to exalt our views respecting the blessings Christ has procured for us, by comparing them with the evil which followed upon the fall of our first father; and by showing that these blessings not only extend to the removal of these evils, but far beyond. 3 And not onely so, but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience: 4 And patience, experience: and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed, because the loue of God is shed abroad in our hearts, by the holy Ghost, which is giuen vnto vs. 6 For when wee were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the vngodly.

Christ died to save us, not in our sins, but from our sins; and we were yet sinners when he died for us.

He was a figure or type of Him that was to come as Surety of a new covenant, for all who are related to Him.15-19 Through one man's offence, all mankind are exposed to eternal condemnation. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! #8:7; Col 1:21|. Font Size.

Therein we stand, a posture that denotes perseverance; we stand firm and safe, upheld by the power of the enemy. And yet he only put it as a thing that might be. And death is by sin; for death is the wages of sin.

2 By whom also wee haue accesse by faith, into this grace wherein wee stand, and reioyce in hope of the glory of God.

Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. #8:7; Col 1:21|.

But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. Whatever one may have above another, every man is a sinner against God, stands condemned by the law, and needs pardon. The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769. 10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Not making sin to abound the more, but discovering the sinfulness of it, even as the letting in a clearer light into a room, discovers the dust and filth which were there before, but were not seen. The living Lord of all, will complete the purpose of his dying love, by saving all true believers to the uttermost. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Therein we stand, a posture that denotes perseverance; we stand firm and safe, upheld by the power of the enemy.

5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. The moral law showed that many thoughts, tempers, words, and actions, were sinful, thus transgressions were multiplied. 12 Wherefore, as by one man sinne entred into the world, and death by sin: and so death passed vpon all men, for that all haue sinned. But the grace and mercy of God, and the free gift of righteousness and salvation, are through Jesus Christ, as man: yet the Lord from heaven has brought the multitude of believers into a more safe and exalted state than that from which they fell in Adam. It works needful experience of ourselves.

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The sin of Adam, and the effect of corruption in us, are the abounding of that offence which appeared on the entrance of the law.

20Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. This hope will not disappoint, because it is sealed with the Holy Spirit as a Spirit of love.

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14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. Notwithstanding the differences, there is a striking similarity. It is the gracious work of the blessed Spirit to shed abroad the love of God in the hearts of all the saints.

But Christ will in nowise cast out any who are willing to come to him.20,21 By Christ and his righteousness, we have more and greater privileges than we lost by the offence of Adam. Romans 5:3-5.