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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

ZRomans 7 Outline-Notes

PAUL’S SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY
SINS DECEPTION REVEALED
DEATH TO THE DICTATORSHIP OF A PERFORMANCE MENTALITY
Romans 7:10-13                     #45.88
Charles e Whisnant            September 18 2011
Paul has been telling us that we need to understand that we are not “born again” by keeping the Law.  We have been free from the dictatorship of the “performance mentality.”

One way that God brings His elect unto salvation, is by the Law.  The Law helps us see that we have failed in our goodness to get to Heaven by our good works.  Even if we didn’t know the Bible and lived in a remote place in the world, God has written in our hearts the idea that we are not by our works pleasing Him.
Four evidences of this frustration and dictatorship
1.     We are proud of our achievements
2.     We are critical of others
3.     We are reluctant to admit our own failures
4.     We suffer from depression, discouragement and defeat
If we are going to understand the “gospel of Jesus Christ unto salvation” this is a very important subject at hand this morning. We are to get a grip on this subject before we are saved and even after we are saved.

A NOTE ABOUT SCRIPTURAL INTERPRETATION
·       If the apparent meaning, the first meaning that suggests itself to you, is in obvious contradiction to some plain teaching of the Scripture. it cannot be the truth; and therefore, you will have to seek for another explanation.
ROMANS 7:10    AND THE COMMANDMENT,
·       Romans 10:5; Lev 8:5; Ezekiel 10:11; 13:21; Luke 19:27-29; 2 Corinthians 3:7

LOOK THAT THE LAW OF GOD
·       What God did in giving the Laws, was to outline a way of life which would be well pleasing in His sight.  Which is the idea that we need to understand? God’s law teaches us what the holy and the happy life is really about, and a life that is going to be pleasing to God.
o   Romans 10:5; Exodus 19:5; Leviticus 18:5, Deuteronomy 6:25; Luke 10:25-28
WAS FOUND 2147  IN MY; CASE TO LEAD UNTO DEATH” 2288 Proved  to me.
·       So in other for a person to LIVE is to keep the LAW. But he must keep the LAW perfectly and completely if he hopes to have eternal life.  The problem is NO person has ever done that and No sinful person can do it anyway.
o   There is NONE that can.  Eccl 7:20; 1 Kings 8:46; 2 Chron 6:36, Proverbs 20:9
NOW ROMANS 7:11 WHICH IS AN EXPLANATION OF VERSE 10
FOR SIN, TAKING OCCASION BY THE COMMANDMENT, DECEIVED ME AND BY IT SLEW ME.
·       I know your question would be, as well as mine. “Why does the Apostle continue to repeat his explanations?  WHY? Does he keep on saying the same thing in different ways?
I can but repeat my previous answer: this:
v That the biblical doctrine of sin is absolutely crucial to an understanding of the biblical doctrine of salvation  ..
SIN IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE FACE IN THE WORLD TODAY!
·       There is no amount of research into the causes of crime, or suggestions for combating it, are likely to achieve much progress while Christian standards of morality remain so widely disregarded.”
“SIN TAKING2983 lambano It took me in, completely.
·       To get hold of something by laying hands on or grasping.
OCCASION 874 aphorme BY THE COMMANDMENT
·       A rushing on, onset, violent tendency.  Sin takes an opportunity or a casual circumstance producing a tendency toward something else
COMPLETELY DECEIVED 1818 exapatao ME.”
·       Means not just to give a false impression but to actively lead astray. 
·       To cause a subject to believe or accept false ideas about something with the implication of that one is led out of the right way into error and especially to sin.
·       To cause or make someone lose their way. Proverbs 14:12
WHAT WAS THE DECEPTION THAT PAUL WAS UNDER?
It is the deception that caused Paul to think he could live under the law, fulfill the law, and again experience life unto God through law-obedience.  Of course Paul found out that he couldn’t and found himself lost as to how to obtain eternal life.
·       THE BOTTOM LINE OF PERFORMANCE-BASED CHRISTIANITY, IT DOES NOT WORK 1 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 11:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and I Timothy 2:14
THERE ARE OTHER WAYS SIN DECEIVES:
1.     Sin promises satisfaction.
2.     Sin is a liar:  Sin will give you what you think is a good excuse to commit sin.
3.     Sin falsely promises an escape from punishment.
4.    Sin deceives  in getting a person to believe  in his thinking that he is acceptable to God because of his own merit and good works and will see no need of salvation and no reason for trusting in Christ