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
This is the 4th of July Special Sermon. Pastor tells us that Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, so we’ll have a Special Sermon then too. Yeah, right. This pastor has absolutely no regard for special sermon days. It’s plowing ahead into Romans. This time we jump to chapter 2.

Paul correctly divides gentiles from Jews. In Romans 1 the gentiles are without excuse. But Paul tells us there are two things we have to do. Be thankful and give glory to God. If you are not thankful, and you are not giving glory, you are saying effectively that God is not good. Why do we exist? Why does anything exist? Because God is Good. Why are any saved? Why aren’t all condemned? Goodness. But we exchange God’s grace and truth for the lie. Pastor Chronister does a commendable job of explaining this (of course... I get paid to say that). People that do that, say, “I read the Bible and I don’t get it.” They won’t get it. The Bible is for the saved.

Jews are without excuse. They killed His prophets and they rejected Christ. They still today hate salvation by Grace alone, through Faith alone.

Both are without excuse, but according to Dr. Fruchtenbaum, who came to this church many years back, we gentiles are not qualified to talk to Jews, and he’s right. So, if you’re a Jew we’re not talking to you... we’re talking to the blind dumb gentiles. We can do that. All Jews are saved the same way all gentiles are saved, but we’re talking to us moron gentiles. But God says to the Jews in Romans 2:24 that the name of God is blasphemed among the gentiles because of you.

If you have a salvation by works you are blaspheming God.

Anyway... this sermon is all about getting you saved if you’re not.

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 5 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 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
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 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