Something about our train of doctrinal thought has bugged me for a while. I throw it your way to toss in your view. Mine may simply be off-base. But the thought doesn't go away. I share the text discussing the first man, Adam, and the counter-balance man, Jesus. Adam introduced sin. Jesus introduced salvation from the first man. Consider Romans 5:12-21 but I only quote here :15-17:
But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
My question is why is it seemingly easier to be lost in Adam than to be saved in Jesus? Everyone is lost...no exception...with no effort. All sin without devotion or study as to how to fall from God. Why is the greater man's (Jesus) work so much more difficult to spread through mankind?
The text says, For if by the transgression of he one, death reigned...much more those who receive the abundance of grace.....is the ability of the transgression to spread stronger than the ability of the grace to spread? If not, why isn't the saving power of Jesus creeping into one's life easier than sin does?
I know this sets me up as vulnerable to even raise the question. How do you see it?