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20 02 2008

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20 02 2008
Charles Chard 2nd

Romans Chapter One And Me

One of the most misunderstood chapters in the book of Romans is the very first chapter. Religious people have tried to judge Gay’s for being who they are. Everyone on the face of the earth has the right to be just who they are without condemnation or prejudice from anyone.
This simple article will help guide you through this passage and show you that no matter who you are, no matter what others think about you, no matter what you think about yourself, you to have a right to GOD’s Salvation. GOD does not condemn you ,HE love you with an everlasting love, that belongs to you as HIS free gift to you as a new believer.
In verse one Paul describes himself as an Apostle of Jesus Christ.
In verse seven it tells us to whom the letter was written, to Rome, and to the saints at Rome.
Verse sixteen (Since Paul is separated unto the gospel of GOD, v1) He not ashamed of the gospel. The reason why is that it is the power of GOD for Salvation to everyone who believes
In verse seventeen tells us the reason for the entire book ( For in GOD’s Salvation) is the righteousness of GOD revealed. (And it is revealed) from Faith to Faith.
The just shall live by faith.( also found in the book of Habakkuk 2:4){. Of course one of my favorites is 2nd Corinthians 5:7 “We walk by faith not by sight}.)
So by faith we come to know living in righteousness in the Salvation GOD has provided for us. Now understand that from verses 18 to 32 are hard verses and the wisdom of GOD which is needed in order to understand them GOD willing
In early Roman culture at the time when Paul was living there were leaders called Ceasers. These leaders and the population under him had no sexual morals whatsoever. It was common for anyone to sleep with anyone they chose or even animals if they desired. They worship a lot of god’s and half of those were sexual god’s. These gods were in every home So having sex with someone in front of an idol,believing that idol could see and hear them, and it gave them more sexual pleasure. Plus they believed these gods were approving of what they were doing
The standards we live by today are no where the same as back then. The ancient Romans even made idols themselves made as household gods to match whatever need that arose they wanted to bow down before them, no matter what the use of these idols were for ,they covered all the bases with whatever god they believer might help them
Paul was totally upset, not with the unbelievers, but that kind of thinking had invaded the church at Rome. Believers having sex in front of idols using every god to cover all their bases and acting just like the unsaved around them. On this bases, Paul felt the need to set things straight.
The book of Romans is a book about GOD’s righteousnesses ,its shaky start exposing these so called Christian gays had done, and what GOD did in judgment on these so called Christian gays was needed before GOD’s righteousness could be revealed by Paul, to show that righteousness supersedes. Unrighteousness.
It was leading into the main thought he had in mind.,. To show how to understand righteousness by walking by faith in the Son of GOD.. It means don’t judge a book because of it’s first chapter, Paul was not against gays, on the contrary, all were invited into GOD’s Salvation, but he was against believers doing primitive practices as unbelievers and exposing them to the church, making them as unbelievers in the sight of GOD.. Now let us look at these springing off sentences together.
Verse eighteen: ( Is a statement of fact) For the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, Who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.
(This is a true statement of fact, there is no argument against it.)
Verse nineteen: what may be known of GOD is manifest in them for GOD has shown it to them.
( in other words they were knowledged GOD for GOD has shown it to them. GOD was manifest in them at first)
Verse Twenty: For since the creation of the world HIS invisible attributes are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made, even HIS eternal power and Godhead so that they are without excuse.
( What are GOD,s invisible attributes? Jn 3:16 Love , !st Jn 4:8 for a start, joy peace mercy understanding compassion in all of that GOD created . so that ungodliness and unrighteousness people who profess to know GOD are without excuse. they see GOD’s great creation)

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