Day 47: Two Families

Romans 5:19-21

For as through the one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous. The law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly; that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

There really are only two races of people as I have said before and chapter 5 of Romans makes it clear as to why. Each race comes from a different man. Every person who is born into the world is a member of the race of Adam. Every person who is “born again” as a Christian is a member of the race of Jesus Christ.

The two races of people have two different final destinations. Ultimately, those who do not accept the grace of God will be separated from Him. Those who do become new creations and are transformed by the grace of God and live with Him forever.

Since everyone who becomes a Christian was once in Adam’s family, there is no place for Christians to be looking down on those who don’t believe. We know that those who don’t believe could easily join our race by believing. Is being a Christian better than being a non-Christian? Yes, of course. Christians are better off, but they all know that they didn’t deserve what they got. Grace is a gift.

This subject is often not understood by those who don’t believe because they depend on wrong thinking. We all used to do that too and many of us used to persecute those who believed in Jesus just as many non-Christians do to us. It is still better to be a Christian because God’s grace gives us so much to hope for in the future.