Why did Paul address this? At that time, the world had rejected the one true God. Heathens had turned to idols instead, and as a result, the most horrific sins were part of everyday life. The Jews had not done any better – they largely ignored Paul’s messages and practiced the ideology that if it feels good, do it. Sin is no respecter of persons and is more of a human thing than a Gentile versus Jew thing. None of us can stand before a just God, boasting about how righteous we are.
Sometimes a passage comes along that I need help to explain fully – this is one of those. Please take time to watch this video. Let’s understand the term THE LAW – which I think means the law of Moses. Well – take a look at this.
Mere law by itself has no cure for the sinful condition of man. Heaven had the only remedy for the sin of man – the gift of the sinless Christ Jesus, who freely offered Himself as a sacrifice for sin on behalf of all who, through faith, are willing to receive the redemption provided.
In our day and age, not all law is based on God’s Word – most are, but not all. A Christian will follow God’s law before man’s law – but keep in mind the greatest command God gave us was to love. I can’t imagine that love will ever be outlawed. It would be so sad if it was – and scary. We embrace the good and shun the evil because it’s what makes God happy. We’re law-abiding in society because it’s right, but we mind God because we love Him.
Most of man’s laws are good and in accordance with God’s Word, so we uplift and enforce them. We definitely believe in God’s laws and will obey them. 🙂