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The Epistle to the Romans Chapter 1:16-32 (2 of 25)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for
it is the power of God unto salvation to every one
that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
Verse 1 shows God as the source of the gospel. Verses
16-17 show further:
1. The dynamics of the gospel: It is the power of
God. - 1st Corinthians 1:17-18, 23-24.
2. The aim of the gospel: Salvation.
3. The extent of the gospel: To everyone. Matthew
26:6-13, Colossians 1:3-6
4. The condition of the gospel: To everyone that
5. The result of the gospel: Justification before God
through faith in Christ. Romans 3:21-26, 4:1-5,
Philippians 3:8-9, 2nd Peter 1:1.
So what is the gospel? The word gospel is translated,
GOOD NEWS. Now if there is good new to proclaim, and
there is in this message of the gospel, then it must
mean that there is BAD NEWS, and there is certainly
plenty of that in human history. What I want to do is
to first address the bad news and then conclude with
the good news from God to all sinners.
We must all bear in mind that the entire world is in
turmoil and wickedness and unless you have decided
long ago to deny reality then the reality of turmoil
is irrefutable. Now COMMON SENSE would cause any man
or woman to conclude that since the world is in such
turmoil, then there must be a REASON for it.
Unfortunately, mankind attempts to find the answer by
going to the wrong source, HIMSELF. You see my
friends, God alone has the only answer to the question
of why mankind is the way that it is, and only God has
the solution to the turmoil in humanity today.
So what is the problem? The problem of mankind's
madness is a direct result of their rejection of the
God of scripture. All of the problems related to
humanity, the crime, the hatred, perversions, the
immorality, the murders, the sins, if you please, are
all the re ...
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