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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Romans 5:11

Jesus Christ’s death reconciled us to God with the effect that one day in the future we will stand before Him complete (cf. Romans 5:5-10). However we also enter into the benefits of that reconciliation now (cf. Romans 5:1-4). "This" probably refers to our future salvation, the closest antecedent. The seventh benefit of justification by faith is our present relationship with God made possible by Christ’s reconciling work on the cross. We were saved by His death in the past, we will be saved by... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Romans 5:1-21

God’s Salvation and the Results of its AcceptanceSt. Paul completes his exposition of acceptance by faith by pointing to its blessed effects (Romans 5:1-11). In the following vv. he compares sin and acceptance, as to which he has shown that all men have sinned, while acceptance is open to all, and declares the cause of this universality. Sin is universal, because all men derive their being from Adam. But, over against Adam, Christ has entered into our race as its new head; and from Him, all who... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Romans 5:1-11

V.(1-11) A description of the serene and blissful state which the sense of justification brings. Faith brings justification; justification brings (let us see that it does bring) peace—peace with God, through the mediation of Jesus. To that mediation it is that the Christian owes his state of grace or acceptance in the present, and his triumphant hope of glory in the future. Nay, the triumph begins now. It begins even with tribulation, for tribulation leads by gradual stages to that tried and... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Romans 5:6-11

(6-11) Exposition showing how the love of God comes to have this cogency. That love was evidenced in the death of Christ. And consider what that death was. It is rare enough for one man to die for another—even for a good man. Christ died not for good men, but for sinners, and while they were sinners. If then His death had the power to save us from punishment, it is an easy thing to believe that His life will lead us to glory. read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Romans 5:11

(11) And not only so.—Some such word as “reconciled must be supplied from the previous verse. “We shall be saved as the sequel of our reconciliation, but we are something more than reconciled. Ours is not merely a passive, but an active state. We exult or glory in God, who, through Christ, has given us this reconciliation.”Now.—In this present time, in our present condition. Reconciliation in the present is a foretaste of glory in the future. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Romans 5:1-21

Simply to Thy Cross I Cling Romans 5:1 In these words the writer reaches a landing-place. It is a landing-place not only in his argument but also in his experience. It is his own triumphant declaration of his standing before God, his liberation from the past, and his security for the future. He has passed into a new world. He has entered a new life. But his experience is not, in his view, peculiar to himself. ' We are justified,' he says, writing to men and women he had never seen. ' We have... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Romans 5:1-11

Chapter 12PEACE, LOVE, AND JOY FOR THE JUSTIFIEDRomans 5:1-11WE reached a pause in the Apostle’s thought with the close of the last paragraph. We may reverently imagine, as in spirit we listen to his dictation, that a pause comes also in his work; that he is silent, and Tertius puts down the pen, and they spend their hearts awhile on worshipping recollection and realisation. The Lord delivered up; His people justified; the Lord risen again, alive for evermore-here was matter for love, joy, and... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Romans 5:1-11

CHAPTER 5:1-11 1. What Justification Includes. 1-11. The blessed results of justification are next revealed. What justified believers possess and what they may enjoy is the theme of the opening verses of this chapter. The first thing mentioned is that all who are justified by faith have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Peace was made in the blood of the Cross, He who died for our sins is our peace. His greeting to the assembled disciples on the resurrection day was “Peace be unto... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - Romans 5:11

5:11 {9} And not only [so], but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.(9) He now passes over to the other part of justification, which consists in the free imputation of the obedience of Christ: so that to the remission of sins, there is added moreover and besides, the gift of Christ’s righteousness imputed or put upon us by faith, which swallows up that unrighteousness which flowed from Adam into us, and all the fruits of it: so that in... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Romans 5:1-21

Blessings Attending Justification Now as to the means and assurance of present justification, every question has been answered, every doubt fully banished by simple, straightforward truth. Thus every obstacle cleared away, the apostle turns to the joyous work of giving the effects of this justification in its present manifold blessing. This he does in the first eleven verses of Romans 5:1-21. (Verse 12 introduces a new subject, dealing, not with justification from sins, but with the... read more

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