GODíS PERFECT JUDGMENT ON THE MORAL MAN PART TWO

ROMANS 2:6-16

  1. GOD JUDGES ACCORDING TO MENíS DEEDS (2:6)
    1. It Is A Judgment Based On Sheer Performance
    2. It Is A Judgment Based On A Fair Payback For That Performance
    3. It is A Judgment Based On The Individual
  2. GOD COMPARES AND CONTRASTS TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE (2:7-1l)
    1. The Believer: A Doer Of Good (2:7; 2:10)
      1. Who Pursues The Very Likeness Of God
      2. Who Longs To Hear Godís Final ďWell DoneĒ
      3. Who Yearns For The Realization Of Unending Life With God
    2. The Unbeliever: A Doer Of Evil (2:8-9)
      1. His Works (2:8)
        1. He Quarrels With What God Says
        2. He Rejects Godís Truth
        3. He Promotes Unrighteousness
      2. His Recompense
        1. Godís Anger
        2. Torment
  3. A SUMMARY OF GODíS IMPARTIAL JUDGMENT (2:11-16)
    1. Developed By Chiasm (2:12-14)
    2. Developed By Demonstration (2:15-16)
      1. Through The Conscience Of Man
      2. Through The Reasonings Of Man
      3. Consistent With The Format Of The Gospel



      4. 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:

        • JUDGMENT IS IN KEEPING WITH TRUTH (2:2)
          1. "...THE JUDGMENT OF GOD IS ACCORDING TO TRUTH..."

        • JUDGMENT IS IN KEEPING WITH THE HEART (2:5)
          1. "BUT AFTER THY...HEART TREASUREST UP UNTO THYSELF WRATH..."

        • JUDGMENT IS IN KEEPING WITH WORKS (2:6)
          1. "WHO WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS."

        • JUDGMENT IS IN KEEPING WITH THE GOSPEL (2:16)
          1. "...GOD SHALL JUDGE THE SECRETS OF MEN BY JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL."