The Doctrine Of Sin Is Not A Modern Day Phenomenon

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During the last two decades approval for gay marriage has risen from 27% to 55% according to a Princeton Survey poll. This trend towards the acceptance of sin is not a modern-day phenomenon. During Paul’s time, the church in Rome experienced similar acceptance of sins by members of society. In his letter to the Romans, Paul offers guidance on topics relating to the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and human culture. In each instance, Paul’s prevailing theme is the assurance that although sin caused us to fall from God’s grace, people are reconciled to God by the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
In Romans chapters 1 – 8, Paul explains his worldview regarding the natural world. In Romans 5:12-14, Paul writes that just as sin entered God’s created world through one man, righteousness came into the world through one man, Jesus Christ. Although God created man in His own image, sin separated man from God. God saw sin as a rebellion against Him, and the result of sin was death from Adam through Moses (Romans 5:12-14 NIV). Paul reminded the Romans to glorify God instead of rebelling against Him because God had revealed Himself in the whole of creation. As Paul states, “Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Romans 1:20 NIV). However, even though God has revealed Himself as the true God, there still exist
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