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Scripture Reading:  Romans 3:21-26


1.  Sometimes people say God is unfair by condemning those who have never heard about Jesus Christ; Worldly thinking, Rom. 3:5.

2.  God puts all under command to repent & will judge the world, Acts 17:30-31.

3.  Is God to be blamed when sinners are lost?  No. Jno. 3:16-17



  A.  Sinners are Lost Due to Their Own Sin.

    1.  All people everywhere are sinners, Rom. 3:23, 9.

    2.  Therefore, all people everywhere are lost in sin.

  B.  All People are Under Law to God, Rom. 4:15.

    1.  If not, then they are not sinners; but, all have sinned.

    2.  Therefore, all are under law to God (1 Jno. 3:4).

  C.  The Existence of Sin in the World, Rom. 5:12-14.

    1.  Death spread to all because all sinned, 5:12.

    2.  Sin imputed to all, because all were (are) under divine law, 5:13 (2:12-13; cf. Gen. 6:5).

      a.  Gentile world heaped in sin, Rom. 1:18-23 (without excuse).

      b.  Jewish world heaped in sin, Rom. 2:1, 12 (no escape).

      c.  All sinners spiritually dead (separated from God), Gen. 2:17; Col. 1:21.

    3.  Death reigned from Adam to Moses, Rom. 5:14.

    4.  Now, all are under law to Christ (Matt. 28:18; 1 Cor. 9:21).

  D.  When We Reach Moral Capacity toward God & Man, We are Responsible for Our Own Sin before God, Rom. 7:7-12.

    1.  Law is not at fault, 7:7 (Jas. 1:13).

    2.  Law identifies sin, 7:7 (Rom. 3:20).

    3.  Law cannot save sinners, Rom. 3:19-20.

    4.  Salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ, not through the deeds of the law, Rom. 3:21-26, 27-28.

  E.   God Will Judge the World, Acts 17:31; Rom. 2:16.

    1.  A righteous judgment, acc. to truth, is coming (17:31); Rom. 2:2, 4.

    2.  God is not unjust to inflict wrath against sinners, Rom. 3:3-6.

    3.  God has provided & revealed salvation for all sinners.

    4.  God is not to be blamed for loving sinners & providing a way of escape!  Rom. 5:6-11


II.  THE SAVIOR, Lk. 19:10; Matt. 18:11; 20:28 (seek, save & serve).

  A.  Died for All Sinners, Jno. 3:16-17; 1 Tim. 2:6 (4:10).

    1.  God’s gift of salvation is available (given) to all sinners in Christ, Rom. 5:15 (Eph. 2:8-9; by grace…through faith); 2 Tim. 1:9.

    2.  Grace is greater than sin; grace reigns in righteousness through Jesus Christ our Lord, Rom. 5:19-21.

  B.  The Just (Sinless) for the Unjust (Sinful), 1 Pet. 3:18.

    1.  God was in Christ “reconciling the world” to Himself, 2 Cor. 5:18-21.

      a.  The world was alienated from God due to sin.

      b.  Jesus is the means of removing the sin that separates.

    2.  The word of reconciliation (gospel) commands: “Be reconciled to God” (5:20).

  C.  Jesus Will Completely Save those who Come to God through Him, Heb. 7:25 (Jno. 1:29).



  A.  Sinners are Saved through Faith in Jesus Christ, Acts 16:29-30.

    1.  God is rich (in grace) to all who call upon Him, Rom. 10:4-13.

    2.  God’s plan of salvation saves lost sinners, Mk. 16:15-16.

      a.  Hear the gospel, Rom. 10:17.

      b.  Believe in Jesus Christ, Mk. 16:16 (Jno. 8:23-24; Matt. 10:32).

      c.  Confess faith, Matt. 10:32 (Rom. 10:9-10).

      d.  Repent of sins, Acts 17:30.

      e.  Be baptized, Mk. 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21.

      f.  Be faithful, Rom. 12:1-2 (6:18).

    3.  Saving faith is an obedient faith.

  B.   Those who Do Not Obey Jesus will Die in their Sins.

    1.  The urgency to take the gospel to the lost, Matt. 28:19 (Rom. 10:13-17).

    2.  God takes no pleasure in the death of sinners, Ezek. 18:30-32.



1.  God is not to blame for men’s sin & death, Rom. 1:18-23; 3:1-4.

2.  God is saving the lost through Jesus Christ & His gospel, Rom. 1:16-17; 3:23-27; 11:36.

3.  We all have been or now are dead in sins, Eph. 2:1-5.

4.  Those who are perishing are blinded from the light of truth & Christ by Satan & by sin, 2 Cor. 4:1-5.