ROMANS CHAPTER SEVEN [2a]

PLEASE SEE ROMANS CHAPTER SEVEN (2) at  https://crossroman.wordpress.com/?s=%5B2%5D     Which contains the info below plus more.    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

http://www.biblestudytools.com/romans/7.html    it will give you the description of man’s problem.     And [ http://www.gospeltruth.net/rom7gr.htm ] will give you an exhaustive reference.

Unfortunately there are some serious errors that people make concerning this very important chapter in the bible.

This chapter describes how man is a slave to his basic nature, but some would have you believe it is the description of a Christian. It is the description of what man is released from when he becomes a Christian. It is the documentation by the apostle Paul of his experiences under the law, or, under LAW.

The law was “a schoolmaster unto Christ”, meaning that the law was a teacher by means of presenting to man his inability to put into practice those higher aspirations that man might have through coming into contact with spiritual matters.

When man finally realises and accepts his failings and inadequacies, he is in a position to accept Christ as the answer to his problem. (Similar to the thief on the cross). Some who fail to understand the nature of this chapter, do so because they fail to accept  that God has dealt with their sin in a complete way in Christ, and so are unable to see the magnitude of its implications for them regarding the removal of the power of sin to enslave them. “For the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law….”  (But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Christ”).

Since Christ absorbed the penalty of the law for us, its penalty is no longer held against us, and so the power of sin is also removed. Of course, we must respond to this action by “taking advantage” of this reconciliation God has offered, and by believing its truth, make it real in our lives. The cross was the proof and reality of his forgiveness of us, we only have to accept it (Him).

[ in Romans7 Paul was “under the wrath of God”][ I have to say I am utterly amazed that intelligent people still get Romans 7 wrong]

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