MANY FOLKS WRONGLY START TELLING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITH THE BIBLE.
THE RIGHT WAY IS TO START WITH CREATION, LIKE GOD DOES IN ROMANS 1.
THEN, go to the Bible.
THE CLEAR WITNESS OF GOD'S EXISTENCE AND
OUR DUTIES TOWARD HIM ARE CLEAR IN CREATION.
CREATION IS GOD'S INITIAL, PRIMARY,
INTERFACE WITH HUMANS.
It is critical to realize what great jeopardy we are in
as unsaved folks.
Thus, the GOSPEL - MEANING, GOOD NEWS - GOD SENT JESUS CHRIST
TO SAVE US, BY FAITH IN HIM -- IS SUCH GOOD NEWS.
15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is
written, The just shall live by faith.
the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19Because that which may be known
of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood
by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were
thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible
man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour
their own bodies between themselves:
changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.
The JFB commentary (BELOW) does a really super job in explaining
the above passage and is well worth reading. (Especially verse 20 comments)
The 1871 publication date is very desirable in getting "pre-Darwin" brains, or, mind
setsin the commentators. (Unpolluted by evolutionary foolishness)
15. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also—
He feels himself under an all-subduing obligation to carry the gospel to all classes of mankind, as adapted to and ordained
equally for all (1Co 9:16).
The rest of Romans 1:
this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against
27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural
use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves
that recompence of their error which was meet.
even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which
are not convenient;
29Being filled with all unrighteousness,
fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents,
31Without understanding, covenantbreakers,
without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure
in them that do them.
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