A CASE STUDY IN RELIGIOUS HYPOCRISY

ROMANS 2:17-29

  1. THE SELF ASSESSMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITE (2:17-18)
    1. He Embraces Certain Things That Are Good (2:17-18)
      1. His Name
      2. The Law
      3. The One True God
      4. The Will Of God
      5. Things That Are Excellent As Determined By Scripture
    2. He Responds To The Things He Embraces (2:17-18)
  2. THE SENSE OF SUPERIORITY OF THE RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITE (2:19-20)
    1. He Makes A Keen Diagnosis Of All Who Are Not On His Level
      1. Everyone Else Is Blind (2:19)
      2. Everyone Else Is Foolish (2:20)
      3. Everyone Else Is Immature (2:20)
    2. He Has The Answer To All These Maladies
  3. THE INCONSISTENCY OF THE RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITE (2:21-24)
    1. He Rarely Makes Personal Application (2:21-22)
      1. Paulís General Question (2:21a)
      2. Paulís Specific Application Of The Commandments (2:21b-22)
        1. The Eighth (2:21b)
        2. The Seventh (2:22a)
        3. The First Four (2:22b)
    2. He Dishonors God By Causing Men To Speak Ill Of God (2:23-24)
  4. THE EMPHASIS ON RITUAL OF THE RELIGIOUS HYPOCRITE (2:25-29)
    1. The Hollowness Of Symbol Without Substance (2:25)
    2. The Irony Of Substance Without Symbol (2:26-27)
    3. The Beauty Of Substance With Symbol (2:28-29)



    4. THE ANCIENT JEWISH MINDSET COMPARED WITH ROMANS 2:17-18




      THE SENSE OF SUPERIORITY OF THE JEW