The Berean Expositor
Volume 9 - Page 72 of 138
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The grace of God, and the gift of grace hath
Through the offence of one, many are dead.
abounded to many.
The free gift is of many offences unto
The judgment was by one to condemnation.
They that receive abundance of grace and of
By the offence of one death reigned by one.
the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by
By one righteousness the free gift came upon
By one offence judgment came upon all men
all men unto justification of life.
unto condemnation.
So by the obedience of One shall many be
For as by one man's disobedience many were
made righteous.
made sinners.
Grace did much more abound.
Where sin abounded.
Even  so  might  grace  reign  through
That as sin hath reigned unto death.
righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ
our Lord.
Some of the long words may need explanation, but the logic of the passage is not
beyond the child mind.
(Concluded from page 176).
p. 191 (end).
Moreover, even if it should be difficult to teach, here we are at the fountain-head of
sin and salvation. Read the two columns down separately, and see the legacy of sin,
condemnation, and death for all in Adam, and then the gift in grace, the over-abounding
grace that is stored for those in Christ.
These parallels will emphasize the urgent necessity of rebirth. The child will realize
that salvation is more than an opinion; it is vital. To be saved, the sinner must pass from
the line of Adam to the line of Christ. "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all
be made alive". Death is Adam's legacy, life is Christ's. Fix it in the child's mind if you
will, by some such scheme as
s in Adam all
ie, even so in Christ shall
ll be
ade alive.
Show from I Cor. 15: 45 Christ as the last "Adam".