Romans 2:12

Posted by Anthony Crumley

For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.

The question is always asked about what happens to people who do not know God’s law.  The answer is that they will be destroyed because of their sin.  Sin is a destroyer of people, regardless of whether they know God’s law or not.

This reality seems so unfair.  In verses 13, 14, and 15 Paul explains why this is true.  Everyone agrees with portions of the law even though we are all totally corrupted by sin.  This agreement with the law is proof that the law of God is written in our hearts.  So, when we sin we violate the law God placed in our heart.

Contrary to what some may think, knowing the law does not make us acceptable to God.  When we sin with knowledge of the law then we will be judged by the law.  This is a scary thought because the law is a harsh and unforgiving judge.  Everyone is found guilty when judged by the law and no one can escape.

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