Tuesday, September 18, 2007

ROMANS 5.10 and 8.7

By yourself, you hate God. On your own, you would seek to destroy God if you could. Apart from Christ, you would be God's most virulent foe. To even think that this is overstating our sin problem is to highlight the truth of our stiff-necked disposition. This is not hell/fire/brimstone preaching or deranged spiritual pessimism, it is the picture the Apostle Paul hints at in Rom 5.10 and 8.7. He uses language in these two verses that paints the picture of sinners as God's enemies who are hostile and actively opposed to Him. But... He justifies the ungodly. And if "while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, how much more will we be saved through His life" [Rom 5.10].

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