Summary: ALL THE BLAME FOR SIN AND DEATH FALLS ON OUR SINFUL NATURE, NOT ON GOD'S LAW WHICH REMAINS GOOD 1.
ALL THE BLAME FOR SIN AND DEATH FALLS ON OUR SINFUL NATURE, NOT ON GOD'S LAW WHICH REMAINS GOOD
1. (:7-8) God's Law Benefits Us By Exposing and Provoking Our Sinful Nature
a. Exposing our sinful nature (Illustr: microscope shows us realm of reality that otherwise we could not see)
b. Provoking our sinful nature (Illustr: 2 magnets with opposite polarity
2. (:9-11) Our Sinful Nature Uses the Law as An Opportunity to Deceive Us Into Sin and Death
a. The Aim of Sin is to Deceive (Satan as deceiver, Angel of Light)
b. How does sin deceive us?
c. Death reigns as a result
3. (:12) Regardless of Human Abuse, God's Divine Law Remains Good
4. (:13) The Blame for our Death Falls Not on the Law, But on the Awfulness of our Sinful Nature -- Which the Law Exposes
we need new hearts, not new laws or no laws