Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 4 Study # 17
October 26, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

<072> Thesis: Man's "qualification" for the judgment of eternal Hell is clearly known by him. Introduction: I suggested last week that maybe we didn't need to spend another week on Paul's case against mankind in Romans 1. I changed my mind. The statement that Paul makes in Romans 1:32 needs to be understood clearly in respect to the "T"heology that it creates. There is no doctrine in the Bible that creates more problems for human consumption than God's willingness to put him to death for his sins. There is another doctrine that almost ranks as high on the list of "despised doctrines" -- that of God's final sovereignty in all things -- but that one is only a real problem because it stands on this one. If God were not willing to put men to death for their sins, there would be no "theological problems" for man; he would just blow through life on this earth and die in great peace and contentment without a care. So, this evening we are going to look into what Paul said with some care.