1 You would think that this chapter alone would instill enough doubt to silence those who run around telling us that there is no sin and there is no law for those who believe in Jesus. It very plainly states that man must repent; that if he commits evil, or disobeys the truth, or disobeys righteousness, that man will suffer affliction, distress, God's wrath, and God's indignation; and that all men are judged on their works; with no partiality shown by God to any man. This describes the true, fair, just, holy God of righteous, impartial judgments — not the god of Christendom who supposedly shows partiality, excusing privileged sinners who believe in Jesus, while condemning all others. From the word of the Lord within: "Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believers? It's not fair, but they don't care. By their evident display of sin, Christians cause my name to be blasphemed among the people. These people no longer represent me; they have caused great indignation."
The later chapters and verses of Romans that Christendom harbors as their make-believe Christianity do not conflict with the verses in this chapter; but Christendom's interpretation of them conflicts with this chapter completely. All scripture is compatible, and if you have to ignore some scripture to believe in selected ones, then your belief is in error. But if Christendom admitted they could not resolve all verses in the Bible, then they would be admitting that they are blind guides, leading their billions of followers into the ditch. Those misinterpreted verses of Romans are explained, (see the commentary and footnotes to each verse in question), how they are compatible with this chapter. But first read this chapter carefully; it is Paul's simple line in the sand, defining sin and its consequences for all men, before discussing some very complex subjects of salvation, sin, faith, and the law. Paul was writing to very mature Christians who had already been freed from sin, whose hearts had been circumcised, and who were waiting for the final union with Christ, so that they would be forever perfected and sanctified, protected from ever falling to sin again.
Christians who read the below chapter, hear, heed, open your heart to truth; do not be like those described by Ezekiel: Indeed, to them you are like a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear your words but they do not obey them. Eze 33:32
1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge. For whatever you judge in another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge are doing the same things.1
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who commit such things.
3 O man, who judges those who do such things, and yet do the same, do you think that you will escape the judgment of God?
|Luke 6:41-42 |
41 Why do you look at the spec that is in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the log that is in your own eye? (If you haven't been perfected, you are a blind guide and unauthorized to teach or preach.)
42 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the spec that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, [by getting perfect like the master] and then you will see clearly to remove the spec that is in your brother's eye.5