Judgment by Works
Romans 2:5-11
I think that the central questions being answered are: 1.
Published June 1st, 2012
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I think that the central questions being answered are: 1. What does it mean to say that God is impartial? or What does God's impartiality look like? 2. Which leads to: On what basis will God impartially distribute eschatological wrath/glory? 3. Within the context of the rest of the chapter the question is: Will it (judgment/reward) be on the basis of Jewish-ness or something else? This is a difficult passage. I think that Paul's point is that are works are what we will be judged by on judgment day. This is what makes God impartial: the fact that he will be able to hold up our works (good or bad) as proof of why he judged us the way that he has. IMPORTANT ! I am not contradicting the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Our faith, not our works will be the basis of our justification. However the point here is that the kind of faith that justifies will be of such a nature that it will necessarily produce good works by which God's judgment will be seen to be impartial. These works are not meritorious, rather they are proof of God's presence in our lives.
10000000007146 7146 Notes 2009-05-07 19:07:59 2009-05-09 21:29:50 I think that the central questions being answered are: 1. What does it mean to say that God is impartial? or What does God's impartiality look like? 2. Which leads to: On what basis will God impartially distribute eschatological wrath/glory? 3. Within the context of the rest of the chapter the question is: Will it (judgment/reward) be on the basis of Jewish-ness or something else? This is a difficult passage. I think that Paul's point is that are works are what we will be judged by on judgment day. This is what makes God impartial: the fact that he will be able to hold up our works (good or bad) as proof of why he judged us the way that he has. IMPORTANT ! I am not contradicting the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Our faith, not our works will be the basis of our justification. However the point here is that the kind of faith that justifies will be of such a nature that it will necessarily produce good works by which God's judgment will be seen to be impartial. These works are not meritorious, rather they are proof of God's presence in our lives. notes
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Romans
Romans 2:5-11
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But because of your hard and impenitent heart
you are storing up wrath for yourself
on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.
temporal
He will render to each one according to his works:
to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality,
he will give eternal life;
situationresponse
but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness,
there will be wrath and fury.
negativepositive
There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil,
the Jew first and also the Greek,
actionmanner
but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good,
the Jew first and also the Greek.
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For God shows no partiality.
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10000000007146 7146 Arc 2009-05-07 19:07:59 2009-05-09 21:29:50 editing Romans 2 5 2 11 Romans 2:5-11 45 NT esv i210451 i210452 i210453 i210454 i210438 But because of your hard and impenitent heart i210439 you are storing up wrath for yourself i210440 on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. temporal 1 i210455 i210441 He will render to each one according to his works: i210456 i210457 i210458 i210442 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, i210443 he will give eternal life; situationresponse 2 i210459 i210444 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, i210445 there will be wrath and fury. situationresponse 2 negativepositive 2 1 i210460 i210461 i210446 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, i210447 the Jew first and also the Greek, actionmanner 1 i210462 i210448 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, i210449 the Jew first and also the Greek. actionmanner 1 negativepositive 2 progression ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i210450 For God shows no partiality. 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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