In the whole Bible there is hardly another chapter which can equal this triumphant text. – Martin Luther
It’s only because of Christ and all He’s done for us that we have eternal life. His grace is the key to our salvation.
Adam’s sin resulted in death for all who are in him, but Jesus Christ’s obedience in going to the cross resulted in justification of life for all who are in Him. Adam’s sin was credited to all his descendants, but Christ’s righteousness is credited to all who are His descendants through faith in Him. – Stephen J. Cole
We don’t earn eternal life – but we humble ourselves with grateful hearts before the cross of Christ. We rely upon His grace and mercy in our lives and for our afterlives. We can make Heaven our home forever if we believe and claim His sacrifice on Calvary’s cross.
Yes, Adam sank our spiritual ship, but God has thrown a life preserver to us. His name is Jesus! What Adam did was the worst thing that ever happened, but what Christ did was the best thing that ever happened. – Keith Krell
Grace is free to us but very costly to God. – Keith Krell
Even at our worst God loves us. – Jerry Cosper
God’s the only One who could possibly provide the perfect sacrifice for the horrific sin of man. As much as we want to think that being a “good person” is enough to earn life in Heaven one day, it’s just not true. Without the cleansing blood of Christ, we cannot be saved.
We’re not keen on being represented by Adam, but the truth is, if any of us had been the first man, we would not have done anything differently. The fact is, sin is in this fallen world – but the good news is the gospel of Christ! He died on Calvary’s cross and that is the only hope for fallen man. Believe today on Him and you will be saved. 🙂