Romans 6 explained

God’s wrath and our sin

As we turn to Romans 6, we find Paul beginning to unpack some of the implications of what he has been saying in the previous chapters. In particular, he is addressing the question of how God’s wrath and our sin relate to one another.

What is God’s wrath?

God’s wrath is his holy, just, and righteous anger against sin. It is his judgment on evil. It is also his love for justice and holiness. His wrath is like a fire that burns against sin. It is like the sun that scorches the plants of the earth. It is like a storm that destroys the wicked.

God’s wrath is not random or careless. It is not the result of an emotional outburst. It is not vindictive or revengeful. It is a perfectly holy and just response to evil.

God’s wrath is part of who he is. It is part of his character. And because it is part of his character, it cannot be separated from his love. His love and his wrath are two sides of the same coin. They are two aspects of his character that are always present, even if they are not always manifest in the same way at the same time.

What is our sin?

Our sin is anything that we do that goes against God’s will. This can be things like lying, murdering, stealing, or even something as small as gossiping. We are all sinners, and because of our sin, we deserve God’s wrath. But because of His great love for us, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place so that we could be forgiven. If we repent of our sin and turn to Jesus, He will forgive us and give us eternal life.

God’s love and our salvation

Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This verse is often quoted to explain the consequences of sin and the free gift of salvation. But what does it mean?

What is God’s love?

1 John 4:8 says, “God is love.” This statement is both a declaration and a revelation. It is a declaration about the nature of God, and it is a revelation about the nature of love. In declaring that “God is love,” the Bible reveals that love is not just an emotion or feeling. Rather, love is an attribute of God—it is part of His very nature. And because God is love, we can trust that His love for us is true and real. It is not based on how we feel or what we do; it is based entirely on His character.

Because God’s love is based on His character, it will never change. Our emotions and feelings may change day by day—we may feel close to God one moment and far from Him the next—but His love for us remains the same. No matter what we do or how we feel, God will always love us. His love for us is perfect, unconditional, and eternal.

What is our salvation?

Our salvation is when we accept God’s love and forgiveness and turn away from our old way of life. God gives us a new life, eternal life, through Jesus Christ his Son.

To understand our salvation we need to understand:
-What is God’s love?
-What does it mean that Jesus died for our sins?
-What does it mean to have eternal life?

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