Romans 5:19: “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”
In our last lesson, we saw how the effect of Adam’s sin was passed down on all humanity because we all descend from Adam. Because we are “in Adam”, the following things are also true when we are born:
1. We are separated from the life of God.
2. We are in the kingdom of darkness.
3. We are sinners.
4. We are under the power of sin.
5. We are condemned to death.
After death comes judgment. Every unsaved person will be judged for his sins. The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
Every person IN ADAM is guilty before God. Some people may think that they are acceptable to God as they are, but God says otherwise. He knows the hearts of men, and, concerning Adam’s race, He says in His Word: “There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understands, There is none that seeketh after God. There is none that doeth good, no, not one… For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”
Now we can understand why the Bible says, “You must be born again….” Why does every person need to be born again? Because every person has been born into a sinful race which is under the condemnation of God. Every person in Adam’s race is condemned. And we cannot take ourselves out of Adam’s race. Doing good, being religious, joining the church—none of these things will take us out of Adam’s race.
To save Adam’s ruined race, God had to do something. We could not do anything to save ourselves. But because God loved us, He did something wonderful — He sent His Son into the world to be our Saviour. First John 4:14 says, “…the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” The Lord Jesus was crucified for our sins. He bore the sins of all men. Isaiah 53:6 says, “…the LORD laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
God does not overlook our sins, but He forgives us for them because He sees the blood of His Son which was shed for them. By His death and resurrection the Lord Jesus made it possible for men to come out of Adam’s sinful race and become members of God’s family. Through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ men can be BORN AGAIN.
Thus we see that God’s salvation is in a Person—the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible says in Romans 5:19, “For as by one man’s (Adam’s) disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One (the Lord Jesus) shall many be made righteous.” Adam’s act of disobedience doomed the entire human race to the slavery of sin and the consequences of sin. When God sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins, He flung open the prison gates that kept us bound within and made it possible for us to escape. No longer do we have to be under the curse of Adam’s race. We can emerge from Adam’s sin-burdened family into the family of God — the family of the forgiven and free.
In our next lesson we will find out more about GOD’S PERFECT REMEDY IN CHRIST.
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If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to share with you briefly how you can be saved from your sins and be guaranteed a home in Heaven with God today.
First, please understand that you are a sinner, just as I am, and that you have broken God’s laws. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Please understand that because of your sins, you deserve eternal punishment in hell. Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death…This is both physical death and spiritual death in hell. That is the bad news.
But here is the good news. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door.” Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.