A Christian Household God : The Natural World, Human Identity, And Culture
The natural world has two different aspects during the first eight verses of Romans. They are the human and spiritual worlds. We, the human aspect, are on one end of the spectrum where our sin equals death and ultimately our redemption through God. On the other side of the spectrum is GOD and his perfect son Jesus Christ. Where our relationship with Christ through his blood leads to our faith and ultimately our righteousness.
Human identity, Paul talks about two different types of identities a natural and an unnatural identity. The natural Identity is the way God intended us to be in love with him. Living by Faith. In the first chapter, Paul talks about how we have evolved in sin. From not thanking him, becoming full of pride, worshiping other gods, and lust. Since we thought that we didn 't need him God left us to our own devices, "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever."(Rom 1:24-25).
Romans teaches us a lot about human relationships, It cautions against hypocrisy, it teaches us that no one…