God’s righteous judgment
My message Sunday was from Romans 2:1-11 in which I noted that this book is one of the premier treatises on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been impressed in the way Paul begins this letter to the Romans and especially now that we have covered chapter one and begin chapter two. It is fascinating how people will speak of not judging and then proceed to do so. The contradiction takes place when we fail to distinguish between judging individuals and judging between right and wrong. We are called to judge what is right or wrong but we are not called to pass judgment on someone else. I say this to Christians because obviously governments will make those kinds of judgments and so will the world in various capacities. We as believers are called to love our enemies and return good for evil in order for God to possibly convict them of their sin and bring them to salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. But we are to judge what is right and wrong and even do so in our fellowship. You can read more about this in 1 Corinthians 5:9-13.
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