BETTER THAN But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast in God… Romans 1:17             Up until this point in Romans, Paul has been talking about all people.  All have ignored the revelation of God in nature.  All have rejected Him and are in bondage to their sin.  All …

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I CAN RISK RISK BEING KNOWN On that day when, according to the Gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.  Romans 2:16             Have you ever felt studied?  Perhaps you know the anxiety of feeling inadequate and being in the company of one extremely perceptive.  The fear of exposure can be crippling.              I have often …

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FAKE RIGHTEOUSNESS For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.  Romans 2:13             Paul needs to make it clear to the Jews that they can not be secure about eternity just because they are, by birthright, God’s chosen people.  …

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LOOPHOLES For all who have sinned without the law will perish without the law, and all who have sinner under the law will be judged by the law.  Romans 2:12 Unbelievers are stuck on issue of whether or not God is fair.  Is He capable of sending someone who has never heard the Gospel to …

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