Romans 076: Romans 1 - Why Didn't God Get Rid of the Sin Nature?

ANCF-614-140216 - length: 65:00 - taught on Feb, 16 2014

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TODAY’S STUDY - Romans Chapter 1 - Why Didn’t God Get Rid of the Sin Nature?  

1JO 4:19

We love (unconditionally), because He first loved us (unconditionally). Remember to give with the motivation suggested in Scripture 

2CO 9:7 
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful (grace oriented) giver. 

The elders (the leaders of the church) who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. 

FOR the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and (against all) unrighteousness of men (who are unbelievers) who suppress the truth (of the gospel) in unrighteousness. 
Boasting (about my credentials) is necessary, though it is not profitable (for building a church); but I will go on to (tell you about the) visions and revelations of the Lord. 
I know a man in (union with) Christ (me…Paul) who fourteen years ago — whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows — such a man was caught up (raptured…harpazo of 1Thessalonians) to the third heaven (the residence of God and His saints). 

And I know how such a man — whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows — 

…was caught up (raptured) into Paradise (in heaven) and heard inexpressible words (in Paradise), which a man is not permitted to speak. 
On behalf of such a man (whom God allowed to go to the third heaven) I will boast; but on my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses. 
For if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish, for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this (boasting), so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me (a reflection of Christ) or hears from me (the gospel of God). 

Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations (of the Lord), for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself (to keep me from becoming conceited), there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me (a constant reminder of my weakness)— to keep me from exalting myself! 
Concerning this (thorn in the flesh) I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. 

And He (the Lord Jesus Christ) has said to me (in the past), “My grace is sufficient for you, for (divine) power is perfected in (human) weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may (in)dwell in me. 
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 
For as in (union with) Adam (at physical birth) all (creatures are set to) die (the second death…condemned), so also in (union with) Christ all will be made (spiritually) alive (we are born again!) 
If (3) we (unbelievers) confess (agree with God completely concerning) our sins (and our sinfulness from physical birth…maybe you will and maybe you won’t…you have a choice), He (God the Father) is faithful (He always does the same thing) and (God the Father is) righteous (free from sin Himself thus completely qualified) to forgive us (unbelievers of) our sins and (He is free) to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (by imputing His own righteousness to us). 
FOR the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and (against all) unrighteousness of men (who are unbelievers) who suppress the truth (of the gospel) in unrighteousness. 
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 

And do not be conformed to this world, but (keep on) be(ing) transformed by (God in) the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 

Religion is in the guilt producing, control business. 

Religion is a man-made construct.  It was created to control the people of the world with fear. 

Religion is designed to focus the people’s attention and energy on a single, unchanging, uncompromising and invisible supreme being who allegedly created an inferior human race just for some extra companionship and love for Himself and then supposedly foisted a set of oppressive and in some cases arbitrary rules on them, which if broken would be met with unimaginable punishment. This keeps the followers in a continuing state of fear and compliance. They are afraid to question the intentions of this invisible being and they are afraid
of even expressing their own individuality in many cases. 
For there is no partiality with God. 

FOR the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and (against all) unrighteousness of men (who are unbelievers) who suppress the truth (of the gospel) in unrighteousness. 
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in (union with the Lord) Christ Jesus. 
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those (authorities) which exist are established by God. 
Therefore whoever resists (rebels against…disobeys) authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed (the ordinance of God) will receive condemnation upon themselves. 

For rulers (in authority) are not a cause of fear for good behavior (obeying the law), but (they are a cause of fear) for evil (breaking the law). Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good (obey the law) and you will have praise from the same (from authorities)… 

…for it (rulers and their authority) is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil (if you break the law), be afraid; for it (rulers and their authority) does not bear the sword for (you if you do) nothing; for it (rulers and their authority) is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil (breaks the law). 
“He who believes in the Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) has (the) eternal life (the Zoe life); but he who does not obey the (command to believe in the) Son will not see (the Zoe) life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” 
“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” 
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,//casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,//to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. 
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