Sunday Morning: September 4, 2005
Text: Read Romans 5:12-21
Romans 5:15, 19 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one (Adam) [the] many be dead [aorist, they died], much more the grace of God, and the gift (agelasting life) by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto [the] many. . . . 19 For as by one man's (Adam) disobedience [the] many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Christ) shall [the] many be made righteous.
Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we (Rom 1:7), being [the] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
MANY ARE CALLED
Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
TO REIGN IN HIS KINGDOM
1 Thessalonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
BY ONE MAN, ADAM
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man [the] sin entered into the world, and [the] death by [the] sin; and so [in this way] [the] death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
THE ONE MAN REIGNED
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them (Adam, Eve) have dominion [rule, reign] . . . over all the earth, .
THE SIN DEFINED
1 John 3:4 Whosoever committeth [the] sin transgresses also the law: for [the] sin is the transgression of the law.
YOUNG’S LITERAL TRANSLATION
1 John 3:4 Every one who is doing [present active participle, practice] the sin, the lawlessness also he doth do [present active, practices], and the sin is the lawlessness,
EVE WAS DECEIVED
1 Timothy 2:13-14 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
LAWLESSNESS IS DECEITFUL
Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of [the] sin (of lawlessness).
DECEPTION OF EVE
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (THE TRUTH)
EVE AFFIRMS, AND EMBELLISHES
Genesis 3:2-3 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. [apoqnhvkw, lxx, aorist, Concept of physical death would not have been known at that time.)
COMMANDMENT OF GOD
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day [within 1,000 years, 930 years, 2 Pet. 3:9] that thou eatest thereof (death, noun, lxx, qanatov] thou shalt surely die (apoqanhvkw future indicative, 2p, lxx).
PROCESS OF DECEPTION
Genesis 3:4-6 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely [qanatov, in the lxx, noun] die [apoqanvkw, lxx, future indicative]: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods [judges] (to be promoted), knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
THROUGH DEATH ADAM LOST DOMINION
Genesis 3:23-24 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man;
THE LORD HATES LAWLESSNESS
Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity [lawlessness]; . . .
THE LAWLESS ARE DENIED
Matthew 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you (denial): depart from me, ye that work [present tense] iniquity [lawlessness] (He did know that they were lawless). (Those not doing the will of the Father denied entrance into the kingdom)
THE SIN IMPLIED
Romans 5:13 (For until the law (of Moses) sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
THE LAW REVEALED THE SIN
Romans 7:7c I had not known [the] sin, but by the law.
BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF SIN
Romans 3:20 . .by the law is the knowledge [epignwsiv, exact knowledge] of sin.
THE DEATH REIGNED
Romans 5:14 Nevertheless [the] death [qanatov] reigned [ruled] from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned (lawlessness) after the similitude of Adam's transgression (the sin of lawlessness), who is the figure of him (Jesus Christ) that was to come.
JESUS SUFFERED THE DEATH
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower
than the angels for the suffering of [the] death [qanatov], (for those that feared death)
crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste [
death [qanatov] for every
Luke 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death [qanatov], till they see the kingdom of God. (transfiguration)
FEAR OF DEATH
Hebrews 2:14-16 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through [the] death [qanatov] he might destroy [bring to naught (his power)] him that had the power of [the] death [qanatos], that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
SERVANT OF LAWLESSNESS
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth [present active] [the] sin is the servant of [the] sin.
LAWLESSNESS, THE DEVIL’S PURPOSE
1 John 3:8 He that committeth [present active] [the] sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth [present active] from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy [luw, release] the works of the devil.
HE MIGHT REDEEM US
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all (bondage of) iniquity [anomia, lawlessness], and purify unto himself a peculiar people (servants of good works), zealous of good works.
MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE
2 Peter 1:10-11 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: (as did Adam and Eve) 11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting [agelasting] kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
THE LAWLESS PRACTICE THESE SINS
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do [present active, practice] such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin [present active, practice sin] wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,