by Harley Howard

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The Epistle To The Romans Chapter 2:4-29 (4 of 25)
Harley Howard

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and
forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the
goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Or do you also neglect, just as those to whom you
judge, God's rich goodness and His restraint of
deserved judgment and slowness to anger or His grace?
Many believe that God is not real or that He will not
judge sin so they continue in it. God may spare a man
or woman day after day, month after month, year after
year to give them a chance to repent and be saved.
Not considering that it is His goodness that should
drive men to the place of repentance? 2nd Peter 3:8-

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart
treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of
wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

But according to the callousness or insensibility to
reality which stems from an unrepentant heart, which
is a heart that is not affected by your wicked state
of sinfulness before a Holy God. The result of which
will store up for you into your account God's wrath in
the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous
judgment of God. An individual refuses the gospel and
the Savior because his or her heart is hardened. This
is what Paul said of these Jews, in particular, of
which I believe his teaching is directed to
specifically. This person sees no need of any change
whatsoever. The end of such a heart is nothing but
wrath. The wrath of God abides right this second on
the head of all who do not know Christ. But if one
were to die in that state, they would experience the
fullness of God's wrath for all eternity.

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

The actions or character of a person's life will
determine whether they belong to God or not. A
person, though moral/religious, without a regenerated,
or new life, produced by the Holy Spi ...

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