I am not confusing ANYTHING. I know the false teachings of Mormonism as well as the truth of Romans 5.
Romans Chapter 5 is about eternal life. You refuse to believe or are incapable of believing it. Without the Spirit of Christ men can't understand spiritual things; they are still carnal. I explained Romans 5 to you. You dismissed it because you want to isolate verse 18 from the rest of the chapter. You want to believe that verse 5:18 is only pointing to resurrection because Mormons have convinced you that eternal life is NOT a gift of God; Mormonism claims it has to be earned by obedience to the laws and ordinances of Mormonism. I've spent hours explaining the truth and showing you what your leaders have said. You still choose Mormonism over God's word: the BIBLE.
I'm glad lurkers can come here and see the difference.
Romans 4:2, 4–5. Justification Is a Gift of GraceThe Joseph Smith Translation of Romans 4:2–5 helps clarify that justification is not something we earn but rather is a gift from God:
“For if Abraham were justified by the law of works, he hath to glory in himself; but not of God.
“For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
“Now to him who is justified by the law of works, is the reward reckoned, not of grace, but of debt.
“But to him that seeketh not to be justified by the law of works, but believeth on him who justifieth not the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (in the Bible appendix).
Paul was teaching that if a man were justified by the works of the law, then he would have reason to glory, for then the reward he received from the Father would be compensation for services rendered and not a gift of grace. But, of course, no man can earn salvation on his own. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles declared that the blessings of the Atonement, including inheriting eternal life, are manifestations of grace:
“Neither the unconditional nor the conditional blessings of the Atonement are available except through the grace of Christ. Obviously the unconditional blessings of the Atonement are unearned, but the conditional ones are not fully merited either. By living faithfully and keeping the commandments of God, one can receive additional privileges; but they are still given freely, not technically earned. The Book of Mormon declares emphatically that ‘there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah’ [2 Nephi 2:8]” (“The Atonement of Jesus Christ,” Ensign or Liahona, Mar. 2008, 36).