In the expansive section of Romans 1:18-3:20, Paul lays out a case against humanity by describing our lost and helpless condition. This is the bad news that precedes the good news of the gospel. Everything taught in this section of scripture is blatantly countercultural. This section will test your commitment to scripture as the word of God, because Paul’s teaching contradicts accepted intellectual, social and ethical values in the 21st century.
Text: Romans 1:18-23