24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the heathen through you, as it is written.
1 You would think that this chapter alone would instill enough doubt to silence those who run around telling us that there is no sin and there is no law for those who believe in Jesus. It very plainly states that man must repent; that if he commits evil, or disobeys the truth, or disobeys righteousness, that man will suffer affliction, distress, God's wrath, and God's indignation; and that all men are judged on their works; with no partiality shown by God to any man. This describes the true, fair, just, holy God of righteous, impartial judgments — not the god of Christendom who supposedly shows partiality, excusing privileged sinners who believe in Jesus, while condemning all others. From the word of the Lord within: "Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believers? It's not fair, but they don't care. By their evident display of sin, Christians cause my name to be blasphemed among the people. These people no longer represent me; they have caused great indignation."
The later chapters and verses of Romans that Christendom harbors as their make-believe Christianity do not conflict with the verses in this chapter; but Christendom's interpretation of them conflicts with this chapter completely. All scripture is compatible, and if you have to ignore some scripture to believe in selected ones, then your belief is in error. But if Christendom admitted they could not resolve all verses in the Bible, then they would be admitting that they are blind guides, leading their billions of followers into the ditch. Those misinterpreted verses of Romans are explained, (see the commentary and footnotes to each verse in question), how they are compatible with this chapter. But first read this chapter carefully; it is Paul's simple line in the sand, defining sin and its consequences for all men, before discussing some very complex subjects of salvation, sin, faith, and the law. Paul was writing to very mature Christians who had already been freed from sin, whose hearts had been circumcised, and who were waiting for the final union with Christ, so that they would be forever perfected and sanctified, protected from ever falling to sin again.
Christians who read the below chapter, hear, heed, open your heart to truth; do not be like those described by Ezekiel: Indeed, to them you are like a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument, for they hear your words but they do not obey them. Eze 33:32
1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge. For whatever you judge in another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge are doing the same things.1
|2 Peter 2:1-2 |
1 But just as there were false prophets among the people in those times, so there will be false teachers among you, who will subtly and elusively introduce destructive, distorted teachings, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring swift destruction upon themselves. [It is not what one says that makes Jesus their Lord or Master, but their deeds — disregard and disobedience of His teachings and commands denies him as Lord and Master. From the Word of the Lord within: "Remember, every person who sins denies Him as Lord and Master."]
2 And many will follow their destructive ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned.