This book of Romans is a very important book for all humans . As in Romans chapter 2 commentary God explains to us the most important truth in the bible, righteousness by faith . This is the most peaceful, the grandest message in all the bible . When billions of people work to try to appease their soul, or the soul of a God ;
The bible especially the book of Romans and Galatians tells us . Reat in Me. I will do the works through you .
Ask me for my righteousness everyday, then you will receive my power which is my righteousness by faith. Understand that no human being has any righteousness . And that most humans are deceived on this topic, believing themselves to be good, when in fact they are totally corrupt .
Yet Romans chapter 2 commentary explains to us that men is so proud that he does not want to know that he is evil, he does not to humble himself to ask God and realize only God can give him righteousness to fix his sin problem . A message where God says you can rest knowing that you cannot do good. And let me take care of the obedience part . Let us now study Romans chapter 2 commentary
RO 2 1 ' Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judges: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.' Here we see an astounding thing that is going on all over the world especially today .
People who are totally corrupt, selfish, proud and dishonest not seeing their condition because of hardness of heart from rejecting God . They end up believing they are good and that they need to rebuke others fault not even understanding what is the difference between good and evil.
In Romans chapter 2 commentary God says that they are without excuse as only those who God calls are allowed to rebuke others. We only rebuke others for their good and blessing, not to condemn and hurt others. Anytime you see someone rebuking someone harshly, know that God is not talking through them . We need to be careful who we rebuke also as if we rebuke a servant of God, let us think 2 times that we are not wrong .
When Moses sister and the people of Israel rebuked Moses saying The Lord is also talking through us . God was very displeased, as the people did not believe that someone could be inspired of God and be a servant of God from whom the words of God proceed.
This incredible condition of things is happening today, where people do not believe God talks though certain people . Today human reasoning is worshipped and only humans are praised instead of God .
People also judge by this world, they think what is good and evil here is the same for God . Not understanding that many things that are OK here are abomination for God and many things that are OK for God are seen as evil in this society .
The people are so blind that they do not see they are doing evil . They do not know that pride, selfishness, unloving, unkind behaviour, being dishonest and many more traits of character are very displeasing to God .
They think that because there is no law against these things on earth, it should be OK to be rude, unkind, aggressive and unloving . It is interesting that no government has a law against being unloving . And i am happy about that. But the main thing the bible says we should do is to love one another . If there is no other thing to remember, let us remember this one . Love other people, love God .
RO 2 2 'But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. ' The bible says that whatsoever we saw we will reap . One day the evil we have done will come back to us. The good we have done will come back to us also . One of the most important verse in the bible for me, the which many people do not remember is that God will judge us the same way we judge others.
RO 2 3 'And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?' The bible says that God is slow to anger, only when someone has passed the boundary of God patience then the punishments fall . This is why many do evil, it is because they think God is not seeing their evil course. And when we say evil course, you an know that we see sin in a different light than most ministries for whom sin is only sex, abortion, and gays .
We need to know the difference between sin and righteousness. Sin is pride, selfishness, being rude unkind, unloving, unbelief, legalism . These sins almost no church speak about them . This is why in these churches you are only getting part of the truth or no truth at all . We can judge according to peoples fruits we just mentionned. When the bible says do not judge it means that we do not judge according to the fashion and what people think is OK and not OK in this corrupt passing society .
RO 2 4 'Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?' Like it was mentioned God only brings judgments when we have passed the limit of his forbearance. But when God loves someone, this person is rebuked and punished sometimes right away . This means that some people can sin along time without anything happening to them .
Like Israel worshipped idols, and one day they were deported to Assyria and Babylon. The warnings were given repeatedly. We have the bible , this is the warning to tell us what is pleasing to God . Romans chapter 2 commentary says that doing good can only come from God . Those who judge others are often worse than the people they condemn . As a true Christian will not condemn but lovingly rebuke the person for their course of action .
RO 2 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;' This is why people trearure up, or pile up wrath against the day of wrath . Not knowing they are doing so , there are millions of people today who unknowingly add up for the day of punishment, not knowing they are doing so . Jesus said pray that you be found worthy to escape all those things that are coming upon the earth . It means that the Christian world which is mostly composed of people in Babylon , who are offending God everyday by rejecting the 3 angels message and the sabbath will receive the 7 last plagues also .
EO 2 6 'Who will render to every man according to his deeds:' All our actions, thoughts and words are written down . God will even judge the motives, the reason why we do things. We will meet all the things we have done. Unless we repent and truly ask forgiveness, then we will not meet those things in the judgment . But one thing is sure is that 2 CO 5 10 'For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. '
God is not a respecter of person, let us understand that we will not give account to how we behaved according to our society. Because we obey human laws, because we render to Caesar. This has nothing to do with being approved of God . Some people are so deceived they think that because they follow human laws they will go to heaven .
When we do something we need to do it for God and love for others.
Human righteousness is very low and many times in conflict with the bible . Yes we obey human laws, so that there can be peace and order on earth . But this is not to say that it is a sure guarantee that you will go to heaven . Jesus told the disciples MT 5 20 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
RO 2 7 'To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:' This is not to say that we do good in our own power. We need to take the whole bible in context. When we realize we are evil, that only God has righteousness, then we do good. But taking the whole bible together we find out that only God can give us his righteousness to do good .
In this verse we also see who only had immortal life ? God then it means are humans immortals ? No When shall we receive immortality ? At the second coming of Jesus . Jesus will only change the body at his second coming, the bible never says that Jesus will transform our characters in a moment from proud to humble for example . Romans chapter 2 commentary tells us that only God is good and he only is righteousness.
RO 2 8' But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,' Dishonest people will always reject the truth . Their minds have been so long used to lying that they cannot see the truth . They cannot see truth from lies any more. Pride is the cause of contention, there might be other reasons . One person does not accept the truth one is that they do not want to humble themselves to say they were wrong . Two they do not want to change their belief or practice. They think that there is no such thing as absolute truth .
Human beings do not decide truth, truth comes from God . Romans chapter 2 commentary tells us in fact in chapter one that those who refuse the truth will be lost . The bible says that there will be no excuse for them. We need to be honest by Gods power and accept the truth as if we do not then we become liars. Some people think they have the right to reject truth, but the bible says that if God sends messengers and we refuse the message, we reject God at the same time .
RO 2 9 'Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;' To the Jew first because of the increased knowledge they have . The last day church the seventh day adventist church has received the most amazing increase of bible truth ever given to mortals . The United stated of America has been chosen by God to give the truth to others. If found unfaithful they will be rejected of God as old Israel was. Evil is not loving God and not loving others. Just being unloving, rude, unkind, this constitute being evil . Being proud and thinking one to be above others, this constitutes being evil .
EO 2 10 'But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:' here also taking in context the whole bible which says RO 11 6 'And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.' God does the works through us by faith , through his righteousness. The bible presents this as us doing the works . But we need to be honest and take all the context to rightly divine the Word of God .
RO 2 11 'For there is no respect of persons with God.' God does not care if someone is a rabbi, a pastor, a president . We are all responsible to follow truth, be humble, sincere, honest. On earth this is very different, powerful people have many advantages, pretty women have a car spot, they have a good spot at the restaurant . But this is not the way it goes with God . Poor, rich, all we shall be judged the same way . Old testament and new testament people also . As some think God will judge people differently saying in those times this was permissible and later on no. But will God be so unjust as to judge people easier in times in history and be stricter later on in new testament times. No
RO 2 12 'For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;' Those who know more , will be judge by what they knew. People who never read the bible will be judged according to their conscience. Those who knew the bible will be judged according to their knowledge .
This is not to say if that it is better to not read the bible as God will judge us according to the opportunities. If someone had the opportunity to study the bible and did not then they will be judged as the person who knew the bible well. Romans chapter 2 commentary tells us that not al that are religious will go to heaven . The legalists are an offence to God . A god message for those who see religious people and think that this is what God is like .
RO 2 13 ('For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.' When we know something we are responsible to do it by Gods grace . So many people hear the truth and do not follow it . As Jesus says he that is not with me is against me . People do not realize there are two camps . Gods camp and Satans camp . And there is no middle ground . If we do not practice the truth we disobey the truth .
RO 2 14 'For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:' A strong rebuke to the Christians who claim that only Christians will be saved . O no Jesus said that many from the east. Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, will enter heaven , while the legalistic Christians will be thrust out . God talks to the conscience and minds of all people telling us which way to walk . Those who did not have opportunity to read the bible will be judged according to the voice of the Holy Spirit to their heart.
RO 2 15 'Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another' The law is written in out hearts, everybody has a conscience and without ever reading the bible we know when we are rude, unkind. We know when we are unloving and proud . People know in a rough way what good and evil is without the bible . It bears witness to them .
RO 2 16 'In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.' Some people may appear good and holy . But there is a different world we do not see. The world of thoughts. What is happening in the thoughts. What are the motives which actuates a person to do something ? Romans chapter 2 commentary says that there will be many surprises in heaven where people we thought were good and presentable, wail be found to be only tin and stone .
RO 2 17 'Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,' A big mistake of the sunday churches today is that they think Israel is still Gods people and that the temple will be rebuilt . This is false. The Jewish nation has been rejected of God and Jerusalem is no longer a holy city . The temple will not be rebuilt . A Jew today is the last day church . It is the 3 angels message group or the seventh day adventist church . As can we call fallen churches Jews. No because they have mixed paganism, satanic beliefs with the bible .
RO 2 18 'And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;' RO 2 19 'And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,' RO 2 20 'An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.'
Those who claim to be Christians and followers of Jesus wail be more responsible to show the exempla of what the bible teaches. Personally i never claimed to be anything good, i never claimed to be a follower of Jesus . As God has called me and his fire burns in me to tell others of the love of Jesus and the beautiful heaven that awaits you with no more tears, no more pain , no more death .
RO 2 21 'Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?' The Pharisees taught others the Torah says do not steal, yet they stole the glory that belongs to God in being proud. They had murder in the heart. The blindness as we saw Pharaoh was so kind he did not realize he was fighting against God and his army was no match to fight God .
RO 2 22 'Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?' It also says that not many of you be teachers as we shall receive the greatest condemnation . We are so ready to look at other people s fault when we do not see our defects. Unless we overcome our defects we shall not enter heaven . Jesus said He that overcomes will eat of the tree of life.
RO 2 23 'Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?' RO 2 24 'For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.' Many people do not want to become Christians because many Christians are rude, judgmental They condemn them , they are proud, selfish and unliving . They profess to know Jesus in name but their works show they serve Satan .
RO 2 25 'For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.' A nice suit and a tie , a bible under the arm does not mean anything . It means God can push someone to go to church . That person could be more corrupt that the people he is preaching to .
RO 2 26 'Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?' Paul is saying that is it not the profession that counts, the name Christian, it is the fruits. By fruits we are not taking about only avoiding . This is what most Christians believe falsely . I avoid sex and drugs and alcohol i am a god Christian. Firs of all you should read my post about Is sex out of marriage a sin .
Being a christian is not avoiding things, it is being like Jesus . The most evil person can avoid drugs Ancholme ect does it make him a good person ? No Being good can only come from Gods power called righteousness by faith which he puts in us by our request in prayer .
RO 2 27 'And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?' The pagans who are honest, humble, sincere, living, yes they fulfil the law of God and will enter heaven before the professed Christians .
RO 2 28 'For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:' A follower of Jesus is not the one who says i al a Christians , we know him to be a Christian by the fruits. This is why Jesus says many, when Jesus says many He means the majority of Christians will say we have done wonderful works, but Jesus will tell them i do not know you .
RO 2 29 'But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.' The Jew or Christians or the child of God is anyone from any country and profession who has the fruits of God, he is the one who is like Jesus, humble, kind , honest meek and lowly .
Father God thank you for your message bless and heal and prosper us please. Give us your righteousness. May the truth go all over the world and people be healed physically and spiritually in the name of Jesus amen I highly counsel you to read these 2 books the great controversy Ellen g White and Daniel and the revelation Uriah Smith