THE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE

FROM ADAM TO MOSES

ROMANS 5:13-14

  1. THIS TEXT IS THE CONCLUSIVE PROOF OF THE ARGUMENT OF 5: 12 WHICH DECLARES THE FACT OF UNIVERSAL HUMAN INVOLVEMENT IN THE ADAMIC SIN EVENT AND THE RESULTING CONSEQUENCE OF UNIVERSAL DEATH
  2. EVEN PRIOR TO THE GIVING OF THE MOSAIC LAW, SIN WAS PRESENT IN THE WORLD (5:13a)
    1. Genesis Records The History Of Wrong Doing From Adam To Moses
    2. The Question Is Whether Or Not These People, Who Did Not Have The Mosaic Law, Know They Were Doing Wrong
      1. The Clear Statement Of Romans 2:14-15
      2. The Function Of Human Conscience
  3. THE THEOLOGY OF THE OPERATIONS OF GOD APART FROM THE WRITTEN LAW (5:13b-14)
    1. The Teaching Of Romans Concerning A Time When There Is No Written Law
      1. One Cannot Overstep A Line That Doesn't Exist (4:15).
      2. The Law Defines Sin (7:7).
      3. Where There Is No Oral Or Written Law, There Is No Charging Of Any Acts Of Sin To One's Account With the Accompanying Penalty Of Physical And Eternal Death (5:13b).
    2. In Spite Of The Absence Of Written Law Death Reigned Over The Physical World (5:14)
      1. This Is Because Of Everyone's Previous Culpability In Adam
      2. Even Infants Died During This Time
  4. IT IS NOT UNTIL WE RECOGNIZE THIS FACT (ALL ARE GUILTY IN ADAM) THAT WE CAN FULLY APPRECIATE THE GRACE OF GOD
    1. Consider The Eternal State Of Infants And Those Who Cannot Believe
      1. We Cannot Dismiss The Charge Of Original Sin To Their Account
      2. Yet There Is Good Scriptural Evidence Which Assures Our Hearts That They Are The Elect Of God.
        1. Genesis 18:25
        2. Jonah 4:10-11
        3. Matthew 18:14
        4. II Samuel 12:22-23
    2. Consider The "Much More" Emphasis Of The Work Of Christ (Romans 5:15-17)