Death through Adam life through Christ

Posted on 04 Oct 2015, Pastor: Rev Hans Vaatstra

Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
Text: Romans 5:12-21

1 Corinthians 15:20-28  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Order of Resurrection
20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For
as in Adam all die, so also in [a]Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in his own
order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, 24 then
comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished
all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign until He has put all His
enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 27 For He has
put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He says, “All things are put in
subjection,” it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. 28
When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the
One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.

Text: Romans 5:12-21  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin,
and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 for [a]until the Law sin was in the
world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from
Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of
Adam, who is a [b]type of Him who was to come.

15 But [c]the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the
one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one
Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the
one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression [d]resulting
in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions
[e]resulting in justification. 17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned
through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of
righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

18 So then as through one transgression [f]there resulted condemnation to all men, even so
through one act of righteousness [g]there resulted justification of life to all men. 19
For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the
obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. 20 [h]The Law came in so that the
transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so
that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.