Rom 007: Judgment & Acceptance [Video/Audio]

"Christianity 101" ... Romans 2:7-11

I have spoken to people who find it hard to talk about God, judgment and acceptance in the same sentence.  Some have told me they feel that God accepts everyone so the church should never preach about judgment and get so picky about some sins over others.  Others have told me they feel that God, in concept, is too judging, not accepting and completely unfair to mix the good people in with the bad.

This video/audio explores Romans 2:7-11, highlighting God’s judgment of sin and His acceptance of everyone based on faith and friendship.

 

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5 thoughts on “Rom 007: Judgment & Acceptance [Video/Audio]

  1. I heard in this scripture that although our salvation is not based on our good works or lineage; in order to become closer to God we need to be constantly evaluating ourselves to ensure that we are living in line with His truths. This means I need to be confessing my sins (rather than focusing on the shortcomings of others) and living a life that is honouring to Him in order to build a stronger relationship. Although I believe my salvation is secured through Christ, not of my own actions; when the day of judgement comes this scripture teaches me that I will have to give an account of all that I have done. This means that I need to continue to ask God for forgiveness for the things that I have done that I am not proud of in order to avoid his judgement; and I will receive an award for the things I have done to make Him proud as His servant.

    • Hi Joy,
      Just a comment here on what you said. Certainly we need to be on guard for sin every day and be honest about ourselves. The problem that many Christians have is that they carry around with them unnecessary guilt about the things that they have done or have failed to carry out. Thus our joy about our salvation is taken away by the enemy of our souls. If we are continually anxious or afraid or unsure we are not joyful which is exactly what the god of this world wants, not to mention a world system which delights in tearing down and attacking Christians and their faith. Just a thought.

      • I absolutely agree that living in guilt is not God’s intention for us, it is the enemy’s. Being self-aware to me means more so saying “Shoot I messed up today, but that’s okay…I will learn from that and try harder tomorrow”.

    • I absolutely agree that living in guilt is not God’s intention for us, it is the enemy’s. Being self-aware to me means more so saying “Shoot I messed up today, but that’s okay…I will learn from that and try harder tomorrow”.