Chapter # 3 Paragraph # 3 Study # 1
May 31, 2005
Lincolnton, N.C.

<130> Thesis: The Law brings every man to just condemnation. Introduction: We have been looking for many months at the case God has against man. Last week we wound up our consideration of the specific charges that God's Law has leveled against man. But, we are not yet finished with this issue. This evening we are going to look at Paul's conclusion: that the Law, though not addressed to every man specifically, does bring every individual man to a certain and humanly hopeless condemnation. The conviction that man's situation is certain and hopeless is critically necessary. Without it man's situation is not just "humanly hopeless", it is absolutely hopeless. God has put the final issues of life and death squarely upon the foundation of "faith" and that foundation cannot exist without man's arrival at the conviction that man's situation is certain and humanly hopeless.