Sinning and Perishing Without the Law Romans 2:12

Paul the apostle told the church members in Rome, “there is no respect of persons with God”, and in chapter two and verse twelve of Romans, Paul shared how, “as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law” where we read:

For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law:

and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;

The verse begins, “For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law:” Paul began with the word, “for” which means “even as, indeed, no doubt, seeing then, verily and therefore” “as many as” which means “as great, far and whoever” “have sinned” or “have missed the mark, wandered from and violated the word of God, erred and were mistaken” “without law” which refers to “being ignorant of the Mosaic law and disciplines” “shall also perish” which means “will be destroyed, put out of the way entirely, abolished, rendered useless, and put to an end to ruin” “without law” or “being ignorant of the Mosaic law and disciplines”. According to Paul, those who are “ignorant” of God’s “law and disciplines” shall “be destroyed and abolished” by God’s “law and disciplines”.

The verse goes on to say, “and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;” Paul continued with the words, “as many as” which means “as great, far and whoever” “have sinned” or “have missed the mark, wandered from and violated the word of God, erred and were mistaken” “in the law” which refers to “with God’s law and disciplines” “shall be judged” which means “will be separated, put asunder and pronounced guilty concerning right and wrong” “by the law” or “through and according God’s law and disciplines”. Paul declared that people who “violate” God’s “law” will be “put asunder” by that same “law”.

When we consider these words of Paul, we realize some people have not heard the “law of God”, and yet, they have “sinned” against it. Others have “sinned” against God’s “law” even when they knew what it declared. “Ignorance” of God’s “law” is not an excuse, and violating God’s “law” with knowledge of it condemns a person all the more. This was Jesus’ reason for coming to the earth. He kept God’s “law” perfectly, (For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21), and yet He received the “punishment and judgment” for the “sins” of the world. Now all that is necessary for a person to have a relationship with God is to believe in His Son Jesus Christ as “Savior and Lord”.

Next time Paul declares, “hearers” and “doers of the law”, so read ahead, and we shall join together then.

Until tomorrow…there is more…

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