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Rebellion And Apostacy (2 of 19)
Series: The Book of Romans
Sunday, June 7, 2009
TEXT: Romans 1:18-32
INTRODUCTION: In our lesson last week, we looked at Paul's introduction to the book of Romans. Tonight, we will consider his comments concerning man's rebellion against God and his rejection of truth.
Let me give you our outline:
I. MAN'S AWARENESS OF GOD (VV. 18-20)
A. His Wrath Revealed (vv. 18, 19)
1. In the year 1859, one of the biggest hoaxes or
spoofs ever perpetrated upon the human race was the publication of Charles Darwin's, Origin of Species, a book that introduced the idea that man evolved from lower life forms into what he is today. I might add; if we look at what man has become today, we might wonder if the evolutionary process has been going in reverse for some time. People have become pretty stupid and limited in understanding and reasoning. God put his finger on it in vs. 22, "Professing themselves to be wise, they have become fools."
2. God's wrath and anger toward man's sin and
rebellion have been revealed. I might add; the Bible says, "God is angry with the wicked every day" (Psalm 7:11). Liberals, humanists and atheists attempt to deny the existence of God. They say that we are just the product of "chance," that there is no such thing as a Creator. They are fools. In fact, the Psalmist said, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good" (Psalm 53:1). Man cannot hide from God; and if he is honest, he will not deny the existence of God, for God has revealed Himself to all men. It says in vs. 19, "Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them."
B. His Deity Understood (vs. 20)
1. God's eternal power and Godhead are understood
by the things that are made. One cannot look at the heavens and the earth without knowing there is a Master A ...
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