I want around 2,000 to 3,000 murders to be identified in the United States each day. I want us all to know about them. Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll explain as we study this passage.
“The law came along to multiply the trespass. But where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more”
Romans 5:20Hcsb Bible
For some reason people will complain about Gods law in the Bible. They’ll say that it’s too restrictive and it’s a whole bunch of dos and donts. They’ll complain that if God truly loved them, that he would let them do what makes them happy. This last statement is completely ridiculous since we know that good parents love their children, but they still give them rules to live by so they don’t get hurt. This post isn’t about that so I digress.
Then they will come across this and then complain even more. They could possibly say ‘see, even God is making me sin’. At face value and without context, you could possibly make this claim with a stretch, but it would still be wrong. Context is key.
If you go back just a few verses to Romans 5:13, you will see that there was sin before the law was given to them. So what exactly does this passage that we are studying mean?
Well if the law doesn’t make us sin, then how does it multiply it? Well the same way a new law comes into place and anyone who breaks the new law is now a criminal. They are exposed for what they are doing which was wrong.
An example is when the internet came out and there wasn’t very many laws in place addressing how we should be using it. At the beginning privacy wasn’t much of a thing that was enforced on the internet, but after a few years it was. Then laws came into place to stop people from getting into others private info.
Before they weren’t criminals, but now they are. The behavior may have not changed, but the designation put on them did. The crimes went up against those that went against the new law.
The same is true for the word of God and his law. We were sinning since Adam but some weren’t exposed to how evil it was until they were held up to the standard that is the law.
Some say ignorance is bliss, I say otherwise. It is better to know your wrong and correct yourself than to never know anything else and continue doing stupid things. Some say it is better to not have any conflict between the law and law breakers. Though I understand and would rather have peace(absent of conflict), I would rather have everyone know what is really going on in the world. How evil the world truly is.
In the United States alone 2,000 to 3,000 babies are killed each day, not year, day. That’s just in the United States. The world health organization says that there are over 20 million babies are killed each year around the world. That is a scary fact, but in the United States and several other nations, that is just another part of their society. No different than eating the food when you sit down at the dinner table.
I want them to know that the law says abortion is murder. I want them to be acknowledged as murderers. What they truly are when they commit the crime against a bearer of Gods image.
If this happens, there will be more crimes that get reported and that is fine. This also means that, just because there is more conflict during a certain leaders time of power, doesn’t mean they are doing a terrible job. Ask yourself if what is being fought against was happening before they came into power and if it is evil enough to be punished.
So whenever someone tries to be the accusation that God is making them sin or that lack of conflict is a standard by which a leader is judged, remember that the law of God doesn’t make us sin, but rather exposes us for who we truly are. If the law is enforced, there is going to be conflict. The same way we know how evil and sinful the world is when we expose it to the law of God.
If you have any questions or disagreements, comment below and I’ll respond when I can. I hope you have a great day.