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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Why Sin Does Not Work

Romans 8:20-23

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Penalty for sin built into man
    • 2. Universe responds to man's sin
  • I. THE UNIVERSE IS SPIRITUAL
    • A. Made by Spirit (John 4:24)
      • 1. Universe governed with spiritual principle that comes from nature of God
      • 2. World is at war with God (1 John 2:15-17)
      • 3. Not the way God made it
      • 4. Animals and elements show effects of sin (Judges 5:20; Job 5:23)
  • II. SINNER ONE DIMENSIONAL IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE
    • A. Sinner Doesn't Fit
    • B. Punishment Not Arbitrary but Intrinsic to Nature of Sin
  • III. NATURE OF GOD WILL NOT ALLOW SIN TO WORK
    • A. Holy Nature in All Mankind
      • 1. Habakkuk 1:13; 1 John 1:5-6; Isaiah 59:1-2; Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:23
    • B. Man at War with Self
      • 1. Romans 7:22, 23-24, 28:1, 1:21; Genesis 3:8; 1 Timothy 4:1-2
  • IV. WHEN WARRING WITH GOD, SELF CANNOT BE AT PEACE WITH OTHERS
    • A. Genesis 2:23-24, 3:12, 4:8, 6:5; Romans 1:28-31; Titus 3:3
  • V. THE FUTURE
    • A. Romans 8:18-23
  • Conclusion
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