Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Law’s Ineffectiveness: It makes no distinction (Rom 3:22-23; 2:12-3:20)

In Romans 1:18-20, Paul has demonstrated the utter weakness of human willpower: all flesh is under the power of sin (3:9) and therefore cannot be justified by their own works before God (3:20).¬† But Paul has a second concern in … Continue reading

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All are under Sin’s Power: Romans 1:18-3:20

In Romans 1:18-3:20, Paul addresses the failure of all humanity to obey and glorify God due to our slavery to sin, that spirit of rebellion that has indwelt us ever since the fall. In 3:9-18, Paul concludes that all humanity, … Continue reading

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The Judgment Seat of Christ: Romans 2:1-2:16

In Romans 2:16, Paul states that a day is coming when God will judge the secrets of our hearts through Jesus Christ. The thought of standing before the judgment seat of Christ and having to offer an account of my … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on the Scriptures

I came across this quotation of Martin Luther today: “Therefore dismiss your own opinions and feelings and think of the Scriptures as the loftiest and noblest of holy things, as the richest of mines which can never be sufficiently explored, … Continue reading

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Believers are no longer objects of God’s Wrath

Believers are no longer the objects of God’s wrath.¬† God is not waiting up in heaven to thrown lightning bolts on Christian believers when and if they sin. ¬†Because of our sense of shame and sin-consciousness, however, we may find … Continue reading

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The Revelation of God’s Wrath: Romans 1:18-32

It is not popular to talk of God’s wrath these days, for the very idea that God would be intensely angry with humanity for any reason has become almost incomprehensible to us. When we think of wrath, we imagine some … Continue reading

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