What is at issue in this passage is the claim of the law against a man. All of Adams sons are sentenced to death by the law; this is the laws claim on everyone, the death penalty. “All we have sinned and gone astray, there is none righteous, no not one. No man stands justified before the law.” But with Christ’s atonement we are now dead as sons of Adam, as members of the old humanity of Adam; we are alive as members of the new race, the new humanity of Christ, and as members of Christ we are legally alive in Christ to the law as the way of life.
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