Lecture 7, Justification, Part 2:
In the last lecture, we looked at justification by the imputed righteousness of Christ through faith alone as a gift from God. In Romans 5, Paul tells us the blessings that come with justification: peace with God, the presence of the Holy Spirit, access into his presence, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Then in verses 12 through 21, Paul wants us to know that our justification rests on the surest possible foundation to give us comfort in the midst of suffering. Thus, in this lecture, we will see how Paul takes up the work of the second Adam, Christ, to show what he has done for us to lay this foundation.