A KNOWING OR TO KNOW  ..who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.  For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.  Romans 1:19             From Paul’s words, it is clear that there is no excuse for an atheist.  There is enough revelation of God in all …

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A SUBJECT IGNORED For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.  Romans 1:18             God’s wrath is not a subject most churches address.  And of the few that do, some exclude teaching of God’s tender grace.  Focusing on either one, …

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FAITH PLUS NOTHING The just shall live by faith.  Romans 1:17b             I write today with fear and trembling.  Prayerfully, I seek God for the concepts and language to write about this critical and most important issue in all of Christianity.  This is the verse Martin Luther stood on and why his life was on …

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THE GREAT EXCHANGE For in it the righteousness of God is revealed for faith to faith.  Romans 1:17a When God’s holiness, his righteousness, is revealed, sin is exposed.  A crisis becomes immediately evident.  I realize that I can not stand before a righteous God.  No matter how much good I’ve done, my sin can not …

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BEING DIFFERENT I am under obligation both the Greeks and barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.  Romans 1:14 A barbarian referred to anyone who did not speak Greek.  This language dominated all art, culture, and education.  To be a barbarian was to be outside of the respected mainstream.  A person who was …

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