Study Questions 9 Romans 5:12-21

1. How does Romans 5:12-21 relate to Paul’s thesis statement? To answer this question, use the table on the next page. After carefully reading Romans 5:12-21 place on this table descriptions from the text that are suitable for each side.

Adam

Christ

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Study your chart. What does Paul mean in Romans 5:14 by his words “who was a pattern [type] of the one to come?” On what basis can

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Paul draw this analogy? Explain the significance of this relationship between Adam and Christ. What is a “type”? Briefly explain how biblical “typology” functions. 3. Note the imbalanced comparative in 5:17. Adam Christ

how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of “For if, by the trespass of the righteousness reign in life one man, death reigned through through the one man, Jesus that one man, Christ.” 4. Explain the significance of this imbalance. Why does Paul not say “life reigns through the one man, Jesus Christ” as he says in the first half, “death reigned through that one man”? Carefully think about this and record your explanation.

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