How Did Paul Define The Basis For Justification?

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Once Paul establishes the definition of justification for his readers he moves on to define the basis for justification. In doing so, Paul again returns to comparing condemnation and justification. Paul demonstrated both how condemnation entered the world along with how justification entered the world, both of which each occurred through one man. When defining justification, Paul first described condemnation which helped readers understand the need for justification. Similarly, Paul starts his discussion about the basis of justification by first discussing the basis for condemnation. The contrast Paul wanted to demonstrate to the recipients of the epistle is that of Adam and Christ. Death claimed everyone from Adam to Moses and every one since,

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