October 11, 2020

The Gospel is Truth

Bible Text: Romans 1:18-32 |

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The famous 19th century German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, once said, “There are no facts, only interpretations.” This was, of course, part of the argument that supported the most famous of his claims, namely that, “God is dead.” His point being that relativism would and should replace an objective and universal moral law rooted in faith and the divine creation. Absolute values, for Nietzsche and his many contemporary disciples, simply do not exist. The result today is apparent all around us; your truth is not necessarily my truth. That is to say, truth is relative, if it can be known at all. And it is in that context that we, as Christians, seek to live believing that there is indeed an objective truth from God about this world and humanity, but that we, as humans, by our unrighteousness have suppressed the truth (see Romans 1:18). Believing that pits us against the prevailing culture of our day. This message in Romans 1:18-32 will proclaim, “The Gospel is Truth,” exploring what it will look like when we embrace the absolute and objective truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The implications for us are staggering.

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Sermon Notes

The Power of the Gospel (Romans 1–8)
The Gospel is Truth
Romans 1:18-32
Todd Dugard

October 11, 2020

When I embrace the truth of the gospel…

…I avoid God’s wrath (1:18)

…I acknowledge God’s creation (1:19-20)

To the majority of those who have reflected deeply and written about the origin and nature of the universe, it has seemed that it points beyond itself to a source which is non-physical and of great intelligence and power.
John C. Lennox

Disbelief requires an act of rebellion against common sense. It displays humanity’s fatal bias against God. Although the created order cannot force a person to believe, it does leave the recipient responsible for not believing.
Robert H. Mounce

…I adore the God of creation (1:21-25)

…I align with God’s righteousness (1:26-32)

To stay away from Christianity because part of the Bible's teaching is offensive to you assumes that if there is a God he wouldn't have any views that upset you. Does that belief make sense?
Timothy Keller

Acts 17:24-27