Romans 5:2b–11 - Why Should I Become a Christian (2)
Romans 5:1–2 - Why Should I Become a Christian (1)
Four Anchors in the Crucible of Pain
When facing suffering and pain, what is it that you can hold on to as a Christian? Romans 5:1-5 offers four anchors Christians can hold on to in such circumstances.
The Pauline Concept of Original Sin, in Light of Rabbinic Background
Does the rabbinic tradition have a concept of original sin? This article first gives an overview of the view in the rabbinic tradition of the origin of evil and original sin. Next, it gives a thorough treatment of the apostle Paul's idea of original sin by examining Romans 5:12-21, Romans 7:7-25, and 1 Corinthians 15:20-22.
The Good and the Just in Romans 5:7
The argument of the apostle Paul in Romans 5:7 forms the focus of the study. The author considers the possible difficulties of verse 7. He argues that the verse can be divided into two clauses: 7a, "for scarcely will anyone die for a righteous man," and 7b, "though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die." The recent history of interpretation of this verse is surveyed and a possible understanding of verse 7 is offered.
No Hope without Character
This article discusses Paul's saying in Romans 5:3-4 that character produces hope. The author explains that endurance in the face of suffering shows that a person belongs to Jesus, in which case hope in God is certain.
Romans 5:12 – Was Adam a Historical Figure?
This article, through the lens of Romans 5:12, offers a thorough consideration of whether Adam was a historical figure, and it concludes with some thoughts on what the historical Adam gives us as believers.
Not Only That ("Ou Monon"), But It Has Been Said Before: A Response to Verlyn Verbrugge or Why Reading Previous Scholarship Can Avoid Scholarly Misunderstandings
This article considers the use of the use of "ou monon" in Romans 5:3. Porter reviews comments made by previous commentators on this text. He wants to reaffirm that the subjunctive reading is correct in Romans 5:1, independent from any conclusions one reaches about Romans 5:2-3.
Romans 5:1: The Grammatical Internal Evidence for "Exomen"
Should the text in Romans 5:1 be read as an indicative or a subjunctive, that is, "ἔχομεν" or "ἔχωμεν"? Verbrugge wants to consider all the grammatical internal evidence to support the best text-critical decisions for this text.
Romans 5:1-2 – Peace with God and False Peace
This article is a sermon on Romans 5:1–2, on the peace with God that results from justification by faith.
Incorporated Righteousness: A Response to Recent Evangelical Discussion Concerning the Imputation of Christ's Righteousness in Justification
According to Bird, the central issue in current discussions with regard to the doctrine of justification is the topic of the imputation of the righteousness of Christ. Bird wants to, in dialogue with the main protagonists, seek a solution that corresponds with the biblical evidence. He first offers a short history of the doctrine of imputed righteousness since the Reformation.
Romans 5:12-21 – Universal Sin and Salvation
A contested doctrine is that of original sin or "inhereted sin." Romans 5:12-21 often functions as the foundational text for this doctrine. This article challenges such a reading of this text.
Gospel until the Law: Romans 5:13-14 and the Old Covenant
Kline considers the role Romans 5:13-14 played in formulations of classic Reformed and covenant theology. The role and function of Adam and Christ is considered in relation to the Law.
Romans 5:12-21 – The Revelation of God's Righteousness as Abounding Grace in Christ
Romans 5:1-11 – The Revelation of God's Righteousness as the Certainty of Salvation
Justification by the Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness
All Mankind Descending From Him...?
Was Adam a true historical human being, from whom all mankind descended? This question is posed as a result of scientific findings. Looking at Romans 5:12-19 and 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, the author answers this question by showing that failure to accept the historicity of Adam alters the biblical teaching on sin and salvation.
Romans 5:1-5 - The Fruit of Justification: Victorious Living in the Light of God’s Smile
Does your life show the fruit of justification? This article shows from Romans 5:1-5 that justification results in peace with God, access to God, a sense of God's glory, a proper perspective on pain, and a heart filled with God's love.
Romans 5:7-8 - Incomparable Love and Incomparable Death
Suffering Now, Glory Later?
This article shows that prosperity gospel has twisted God's word, and is actually not gospel at all since it promises what God did not promise. Working from Romans 5:3-5, the author shows that the true gospel message is suffering now and glory later. This was the pattern of Christ's life and this is the pattern of His followers, because through suffering God's works out in us the character which He desires.
The Eternal, Inextricable Link
This article shows how the link to the covenantal heads constitutes the antithetical view to life. Individuals are connected either to the first Adam or the second Adam - Christ Jesus. This connection shapes the practice of apologetics for Christians. The author discusses the antithesis from Romans 5:12-21.
Romans 5:12-21 - In Adam and in Christ
This article is a Bible study on Romans 5:12-21.
Romans 5:6-11 - Much More
This article is a Bible study on Romans 5:6-11.
Romans 5:1-5 - Will the "By Faith Way" Work?
This article is a Bible study on Romans 5:1-5.
The Bible On The Problem Of Evil
With a view towards Roman 3:1-8, Romans 5:1-5 and Romans 8:28-39, this article shows how understanding God as Lord, Saviour and Spirit is crucial to dealing with the questions around the evil and suffering in this world. This understanding helps to encourage believers to trust and rely on the righteousness and goodness of God.
"All men" and the Gospel
This article is about the question if all men will be saved, and looks at Scripture passages like Romans 5:18, John 12:32, 1 Timothy 2:3-4 and 2 Peter 3:9.