One Act of Righteousness

Today’s Reading: Romans 5:1-21

18Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. 19For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:18-19

A few years ago I was door-knocking in Syracuse letting the community know about an event we were having and inviting them out to it.  I eventually knocked on the door of a middle-aged LDS man who was very polite and wanted to discuss the Bible with me a bit.  We were talking about different versions of the Bible and he quoted me his favorite passage from this chapter in Romans.

For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
Romans 5:18-19

I believe that a lot of LDS people have a love for the person of Jesus Christ.  I believe it with all of my heart.  However, I long for the day when they lay their burdens completely down, holding on to nothing, and put their faith in Him alone, “The One” as their only hope for atonement of sin and consequently, right standing with God.

Matt Jones

Matt is the lead pastor at Lakeside Church. When he's not "pastoring" in the city, you can find him "pastoring" at Schneiter's Bluff Golf Course.

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