5:15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. Paul spells out the contrast between Christ and Adam in vv. 15–17. Not only are the acts of the two men antithetical, but the grace of the work of Christ is seen to be greater than the sin, judgment, and condemnation of Adam in the way it brings justification, righteousness, and life to ruined souls (“much more,” vv. 15, 17).