Paul returns to his lawful comparison between Adam and Christ. In this passage, however, he does not compare the persons first, but their works and their effects. Through one offense condemnation reigned over all men, but through one righteous act justification and truth in eternal life were offered to all men. How great is heaven’s offer! Yes, by the disobedience of the first man, we were all made prisoners of sin; but by the first obedience, we were liberated and made righteous.Finally, in his comparison between Adam with his sin, and Christ with his righteousness, Paul enters the problem of the law. The law was not regarded as helpful for the salvation of the world because it came into the history of salvation to show transgression evidently, and provoke man to complete his obedience. The law increased the hardheartedness of man and the multitudinousness of his sins. However, Christ brought us nearer to the source of all grace, and he offers us the fullness of power and continuous righteousness that rivers of grace may flow to all the deserts of the world. Paul rejoices and cries out cheerfully, “If sin, through death, reined over all men in the past, the evil domination is now over, for grace is crowned a queen over our age, being founded on the righteousness of God which is confirmed by the cross of Jesus”.Every man has a reason for thankfulness, relief, and praise, for the death and resurrection of Christ opened a new historical period for us, in which the power of sin and death is overcome. We see the developments of grace through its fruits and eternal life, and the fullness of the power of God works through the gospel in all those who believe in Christ.