The Road Through Romans: Without Excuse

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The Road Through Romans is a discussion that is taking a look at every verse in the Book Of Romans. To be honest I am not sure this epoch of time has enough left in it for us to finish the discussion, but we will plod along until the age changes or the end of the book comes… whichever comes first.

If you have missed any of our previous discussions (and they are legion) you can find them on THE ROAD THROUGH ROMANS PAGE

We have been discussing verse 20 of Romans chapter 1 which says,

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

We have spent the better part of the last twenty posts on TRTR discussing those invisible attributes. I think I was actually taking so long getting through those qualities of God because I didn’t want to face the last four words of the verse.

People are without excuse!

We finished with the final invisible quality of God over a week ago and I have been unable to face writing what has to come next because this part of the good news is hard to take in.

People are without excuse!

There is a power in the world working overtime to convince us that there is no God or that if there is a God, He is some distant far away being who set the world to spinning and then walked away. Yet the creation itself tells us, if we will look at it, that not only is there a God but He knows us and desires relationship with us.

At the end of time no one will be able to excuse themselves for not knowing God by saying “There was no way I could have known about God.”

To them God will say,

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

In other words the problem is not that nothing in life points people to God. It is that in spite of the fact that creation screams out about God, people would rather believe anything else.

 

4 thoughts on “The Road Through Romans: Without Excuse

  1. You are so right when you say this is a tough one! The sad part is my heart breaks and is broken for my loved ones that have not received Jesus yet! Mind you I said yet because I will continue to pray for them until the Holy Spirit chases them down! This is a tough post but a much needed one!!!

  2. Great post! full of truth.. when I was in grade school, I knew that God made the apes that they claimed we “evolved” from.. One day every knee shall bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord!

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