Romans 5


1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 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. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 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. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 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. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 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. 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 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. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:1-21 (KJV)

most common words: one (13), for (12) we (11), and (11) is (9) that (8) not (7) Christ (7) God (7) but (7) unto (6) us (6) gift (6) grace (6)

Again, I don’t believe in Bible codes. It’s an amazing coincidence. Remember, I’m not listing all the pronouns, adverbs, and conjunctions, but when you see them strung together in patterns that form sentences, I’m going to list them, because that’s just astounding.

Shortest Verse (6 words) Rom 5:4, And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

Longest Verse (43 words) Rom 5:15, But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Middle Verse(s) (of 21 verses) Rom 5:11, And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.2

Middle Five Words (of 482 words) [‘sin was in the world:’] Rom 5:13, (For until the law [sin was in the world:] but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

key verse: Romans 5:8

We’ve examined the key verses in Romans so far, and we’ve actually answered some of the most common doctrinal errors that arise from a defective understanding of Romans. Romans, in case you didn’t know, is a major heavyweight in understanding key Biblical truths. It’s no error it’s placed immediately after the Gospels and Acts, as it begins the crucial task of teaching correct doctrine to the new believer, who will try to read the New testament from start to finish.

This chapter now explains several crucial concepts. It’s a rare thing that one man will give his life so that another will live – we all have a self preservation instinct. It literally is one of the first things that the military of every country has to overcome, that and the tendency for individualism.

But God… can you imagine God almighty dying for you?

One of the bigger doctrinal errors is to assume that God is higher in rank than Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit. The real understanding is to say, all three are of equal rank, but Christ voluntarily submits to the Father, and the Holy Spirit testifies of Christ, while God the Father exalts Christ. It’s confusing at first, but study the Scriptures and see, and if you have more questions, well, there’s always seminary. Trust me, you get an entire semester of Christology, Theology and Pneumatology.

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7-8 (KJV)

I’ve said it before, but until you abandon the blinders of evangelicalism, and put on the crystal clear glasses of Fundamentalism, you have a tendency to take God’s love for granted. But once you understand that a powerful God, who will judge the world and demands justice and punishment for sin – then you REALLY understand the depths of the forgiveness and love of God.

“that’s not so bad a sin!” we say, but it’s enough to send you to Hell if you’re not saved. That’s a bottom line statement.

What’s God’s response to your little white lies, your placing anything else on equal footing in your devotion to Him? After all, just one little sin like that will send you to the Lake of Fire for EVER.

He chose to come to earth and die for you. That’s His response. Think about that for a little while. Walk away from your computer, think about this for a few prayerful minutes, and seek the Lord on this. Jesus Christ, the judge of all mankind, the soon coming King Messiah, who will baptize all sinners with fire for all eternity – chose to come here, suffer, be humiliated, spit on, beaten, tortured, hung on the Cross, and die.

When you understand the agony of crucifixion, any objection to Christ fades away. The word for the most intense pain a human being can experience is Excruciating. If you had any Latin, you’ll know that Ex Crucis means “from the Cross”. The agony of the Cross is intense.

9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 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. Romans 5:9-10 (KJV)

This is important – it helps to explain how salvation works. The word here is “Imputation”. Christ’s righteousness is so great, so amazing, that it is an amazing thing to have it imputed to us. In other words, not only are we Justified by His grace (think of “Justified” as meaning “just as if I’d never sinned”), but His Righteousness – the righteousness of God Almighty is imputed to us, by simply choosing to believe in Him, to accept the gift of His life and blood for us.

Now we are partakers of His grace, His righteousness. Well, in the same manner He rose from the dead…. He brought us up with Him. We thus escape the punishment of Hell, because Christ ascended, and took us up with Him.

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. Romans 5:18 (KJV)

There you go. Free gift. Please accept it if you have not already – because the cost of refusing this simple, free gift – is terrible.

19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:19-21 (KJV)

Amen.

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???