"GOD'S PERFECT JUDGMENT ON THE MORAL MAN" (PART ONE)

ROMANS 2:1-5

  1. GOD LEVELS A STINGING INDICTMENT ON EXCUSELESS HUMAN JUDGES (2:1)
    1. Because (At Least In The Case Of The Jew) They Are Enlightened Beyond The Level Of The Majority Of The World.
    2. Because They Condemn Themselves In Their Hypocrisy.
    3. Because Of Their Obsession With The External.
  2. THE EXCUSELESS HUMAN JUDGE WILL NOT ESCAPE THE JUDGMENT OF GOD (2:2-5)
    1. Who Judges According To Truth (2:2-4)
      1. Contrary To The Presumptuous Calculations Of Man's Hypocritical Thinking (2:3)
      2. Contrary To The Privilege Man Knows He Is Enjoying (2:4-5)
        1. Some Lost People Experience A Wealth Of God's Goodness And Longsuffering (2:4a)
        2. Most Lost People Ignore The Intent Of God's Goodness (2:4b)
    2. Who Will Tap Into The Treasury Man Stores Up For Himself (2:5)
      1. Man Stores Actively: Because Of A Hard Heart
      2. Man Stores Passively: Because Of An Impenitent Heart



THE STANDARDS OF GOD'S JUDGMENT IN ROMANS 2

Because every man will someday stand before God, it is fitting that God should clue man in as to the rules. This is accomplished with the four-fold use of the little but important preposition kata (kata) which introduces a standard or norm or principle. It is usually translated according to. It carries the idea of being in accordance with, or in keeping with something. Here are the uses of this key literary device in Romans 2:1-16: