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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

What About The Moral Folks


 

ROMANS 2:1-3

Charles E. Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher

Romans 2:1 Therefore you have
(2SPAI) no excuse, (KJV= "O man )
everyone * of you who passes judgment
(PAPMSN) , for
in that which you judge
(2SPAI)  another, you condemn
(2SPAI)
yourself; for you who judge
(PAPMSN)  practice
(2SPAI)
the same
things.
(
NASB: Lockman)

Overview: Those who have checked out on God, have been a banned by God.

WHAT ABOUT THE BASIC GOOD MORAL FOLKS?

THERE IS THE KEY:

Many appear not to be idolatrous; they are the "professing Christian." While they agree with Paul they cannot maintain this outward virtue system of value. They cannot restrain their own sinfulness, so they cover over their real darkness with light.

Many people believe they are moral enough to get to heaven

THE WHOLE BASIS OF THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL:

In order to appreciate the force of the apostle's reasoning in this and the following verses, it should be remembered that the principal ground on which the Jews expected to be accepted by God was the covenant which he had made with their father Abraham, in which he promised to be a God to Abraham and to his descendants after him. The Jews believed that this promise guaranteed salvation for all who retained their connection with Abraham through the observance of the law and the rite of circumcision. Therefore, they expected to be regarded and treated not so much as individuals, each dealt with according to his personal character, but as a community to whom salvation was assured by the promise made to Abraham. 

THERE ARE SIX REASONS FOR THE JUDGMENT OF GOD ON ALL MEN 1-16

  1. Knowledge
  2. Truth
  3. Guilt
  4. Deeds
  5. Impartiality
  6. Motive

 


 

1A    KNOWLEDGE: vs 1

Therefore (1352) (dio) is a term of conclusion could refer to what Paul has just said in the last half of Romans 1. the facts upon which Paul bases his conclusion ("you are without excuse") follow instead of precede the "therefore".

The Jews knew the truth.

"O MAN." Any man, any moralist, those who say I am not any of those in chapter one.

"INEXCUSABLE." They had a more complete knowledge.

"THOU ART THEY JUDGEST." If you know the standard whereby to judge then you know the standard.

For wherein thou judgest another, thou condemneth thyself for thou that judgest doest the same things:

2A    TRUTH: 2-3


 


 


 

Correspondence Between Paul and Seneca, A.D. 61-65

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc50.html

Born in Spain in 4 BC, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was educated in Rome and became famous not only as a playwright, but as an orator and philosopher as well. He served as tutor to the young Nero, and when the boy became Emperor in 54 AD, he retained Seneca as his advisor. For several years, Seneca exerted a calming influence on the young emperor. After he retired in AD 62, however, he lost favor with his former pupil, and in AD 65, he was accused of conspiring against Nero and was forced to commit suicide. Seneca was perhaps best known, however, for his scenes of violence and horror.