Romans 2: No Punishment For Sin? That is what people want, if they think they will cease to exist

Jun 13, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:28
This week we start off with current events, so enjoy that. Now, this is from a 2010 viewpoint but it’s very informational as to what the Bible says about all this. What’s the rapture going to do? Our pastor has an answer, and he just might be right. And that’s all I have to say about that.

Introduction to Romans... yes, more stuff about quantum physics and astronomy. Is the universe infinite? We will get into the created order and the billions of trillions of things that God created. Isn’t every church talking about quantum physics and time dilation and astronomy when they preach on Romans? Romans 1:28 says that if people don’t get that God created everything, He will give them up to a debased mind. “Mind”... yes, a nonphysical, nonmaterial entity. God says you have one, and he will step away and let you become evil (well, not you per say. Just the ones who refuse to turn to Him). This is immortality vs. existence, or radical dualism vs. monism. We talk about memory loss. Why do we have it? There are people who don’t have it... it’s not good. There’s more, but I’ll let you listen. It’s fascinating and a little funny. This is The Book of Romans. Are you surprised? I was.

Why do people want to cease to exist? They want no punishment for sin.

How do we have reality? The mind processes your reality. So, who’s reality is really true? Yes... our pastor talks about this. We are a mind... that has a body. What’s the worst thing that can happen to a mind? A young man who is lovesick.

Anyway... The point of studying Romans is for you to be able to easily withstand it when someone tries to shake your faith.

So, let’s go. Get out a notebook, open your TextBook and press play.

Notice: This is a very in-depth and fascinating study of The Book of Romans by our pastor, Stephen A. Chronister, and you’re listening to Lecture Number 2 in this series. More lectures in this Series and others can be found at www.cliffside.org in the lower part of the Media page, and Podcasts are available on iTunes, Cliffside.PodBean.com, iHeart.com, and we’ve started uploading on Soundcloud. But hey... if you want to watch us live, we are on Facebook most every Sunday, giving you more or the Joel Series, at around 4PM Alaska time, 5 Pacific, 6 Mountain, 7 Central, and 8PM Eastern time.

More From Romans Series (a work in progress)

Romans 1: Romans! Salvation By Grace! But there is so much here that no one ever talks about
Jun 6, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:20, Colossians 1:17, Romans 1:24-32, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, Galatians 1:17-18
Romans 3: Salvation is Grace, Faith and Christ! Paul warns us about churches that teach otherwise
Jun 20, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Galatians 1:6-10, Romans 4:4, Romans 11:5-8, Romans 16:17-18, Galatians 1:11-12, Romans 1:18-23
Romans 4: The Just Shall Live By Faith! It is an extraordinary statement by Paul... and Habakkuk
Jun 27, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 11, Hebrews 10:38, Hebrews 13:25
Romans 5: Why God Waits. And God is not your organ grinder monkey
Jul 4, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, John 1:10, Romans 2:23-24, Habakkuk 2:4, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38, Genesis 15, Genesis 12, Revelation 13:8, Habakkuk 1:1-17, Habakkuk 2:1-4, Matthew 4, Matthew 26:36-46, Genesis 6
Romans 6: God Doesnt Know... Doesnt Care? This is what Habakkuk says with his questions
Jul 11, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Numbers 20:10-12, Exodus 17, Numbers 12:3, Exodus 33:11, Deuteronomy 34:10, Exodus 3:7-10, Exodus 4:10-13
Romans 7: Evil, Stupid, Clueless People! And we are not talking about _those people_... or are we
Jul 18, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38
Romans 8: Law And Circumcision? Raise your hand if you are a pastor and love to teach this!
Jul 25, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 2:11-29, Deuteronomy 28:45-49, Isaiah 52:5
Romans 9: Most Visitor Unfriendly Topic? Well.. if I told you, you would not want to stay and listen
Aug 1, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 2:25-29
Romans 10: Your Circumcision Merit Badge! And the reasons you do Not kill Gibeonites
Aug 8, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Habakkuk 2:4, Genesis 17:1-4, Genesis 17:26-27, 1 Timothy 2:14, Genesis 34, Joshua 9, 2 Samuel 21
Romans 11: Understanding Circumcision? Why? Because you cannot go past Romans 2 until you do.
Aug 15, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Genesis 34, Romans 2:25-29, Romans 1:17-18, Habakkuk 2:4, Revelation 3:16, Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 25:2
Romans 12: This Is A Test! For the next 50 minutes this church will conduct a Romans test
Aug 22, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4
Romans 13: Grading Tests... Answers. YES! Last week we got a test on Romans... no kidding.
Aug 29, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, Luke 1:35, 1 Corinthians 1:22