Christ’s work on Calvary is greater than Adam’s sin. All of God’s creation will be gloriously saved by the successful work of “the Savior of the world” (John 4:42).
Salvation is not dependent on us at all. Salvation is ALL about Christ and His work alone. Paul taught that the exact same “all men” who are condemned in Adam are the exact same “all men” who are justified in Christ (Romans 5:18); and that the exact same “all” who die in Adam are the exact same “all” who are “made alive” in Christ (I Corinthians 15:22). What a victorious Savior we have!
Christ is greater than Adam.
The one act of disobedience, of the one man Adam, was judged on the spot, and he was made subject to death (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:17).
No other sin was ever treated in the same manner, not even Adam’s other sins. Had God done so, none of humanity would have survived. After his sin Adam and Eve transmitted by generation to the whole race of humanity, a dying life, and through death the judgment flowed down to all of their posterity.
Not even the “gospel” nor the “grace of God” can revert this “doom!” This one act, of the one man, is the one sin from which there is no escape. God judged it, putting Adam and his race under the scepter of death.
“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).
A.E. Saxby, in God in Redemption, gives us a wonderfully logical reason for rejecting the notion that God will condemn anyone to eternal damnation and suffering, and rather proves that He has provided for the salvation of all mankind.
“If a human act was effectual for ruin, how much more shall a Divine act be effectual for Salvation?”
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