Submitted By meh19703
May 9, 2016
The books of Romans chapters 1-8, gives us information on the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture. It was written by Paul to inform generations of mistakes that we should never repeat. Many Christian aspects of life is told to us in Romans. It is my belief that society as a whole will not get better and that each individual need a divine intervention and redemption to escape the worldly curse. The society we call living is in moral decadence and will not get any better. Seeking God is the only option, this is my worldview. Natural World
People believe that their identity is based on what they do. This is not the truth. The identity of humans comes from Adam, the first man created. From the beginning, human identity is described in Romans as God’s creations, which absurdly “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles” (Romans 1:22). The word of God is ignored and people continue to live in their sin, while approving things that were not allowed by God. The majority of them continue sinning as “they are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents” (Romans 1:30).
Our human identity is both found in knowing Christ and knowing our true nature. We are created in God’s image (Gen 1:27), meanwhile when we are bought to our Father in spiritual union through His son Jesus (Rom 7:25a). The human identity is that,no matter if we are Jew or Muslim, we are all judged by God the same, but to different levels. We understand who we are, because we have fellowship with God. We see that we are not righteous whatsoever (Rom 3:10) and that we don’t seek God (Rom 3:11). In reality, we are completely indigent within ourselves. Praise the...