Scripture Readings

Friday, June 15, 2012

Romans 5:17-6:2 (Epistle)

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For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
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Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
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For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
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Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,
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so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
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Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?