Romans 5:15 - 6:8
And Death Shall have No Dominion
Paul is unfolding the meaning of what God has done in Jesus – what happened in his death and resurrection. The event is there. The God of the universe has intervened. For us the challenge is to grasp what he has done and experience its full effect. We understand the event through the great biblical narrative from creation to Abraham, Moses, David... Also our experience of our human situation – suffering, brokenness, alienation, violence.
Paul has been taking us through Abraham (Israel’s story) and Adam (all humanity’s story) to help us re-imagine who we (Romans, New Yorkers) are in the light of what God has done....