The devil's false sophistication
Dr. Roberto Miranda
SUMMARY: The sermon is based on Romans 1:18, which speaks about the wrath of God being revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of men who hold back the truth in unrighteousness. The sermon examines how sin develops in humanity and how the wrath of God manifests itself in a systemic way. The sermon emphasizes the importance of preaching the truth of God with grace, love, justice, and truth, and not avoiding unpleasant areas of the Bible. The sermon also highlights the need for humility and meekness, as well as recognition of our own sin.
The main struggle of humanity is disobedience and rebellion against God, which leads to total depravity and the loss of the image of God. God's wrath is revealed against those who reject Him and rebel against His authority. Man prefers the pleasures and experiences that his own mind provides, which can lead to a perception of reality that only occurs when one moves away from God's grace. Rebellion against God can give man a certain perception and critical capacity, but it also leads to spiritual and moral corruption. God wants man to have innocence and humility, and His wisdom is a simple wisdom that does not destroy.
In this sermon, the speaker discusses the fall of man and the corruption of the human mind. He explains that when Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, they gained a critical capacity that led to jealousy, contention, and perversion. This corrupted wisdom is earthly, animal, and devilish. The speaker argues that humanity has rebelled against God and actively contradicts the truth. However, the Gospel is the only thing that can protect us from this corruption and lead us to salvation, justice, and peace. The renewal of our minds is crucial to our transformation in the Kingdom of God. The speaker urges us to let the Holy Spirit work on our patterns of thought, our way of seeing ourselves, and our relationships with others. We must change our definitions of what is wise, dignified, good, beautiful, and fair. The wisdom of God is gentle, simple, blessed, and leads to peace and joy. The speaker concludes by emphasizing the importance of holding onto the Gospel and sound doctrine to protect us from perversion, addiction, destruction, and loss of human dignity.
Paul is not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the only thing that can protect people from corruption and filth. The Gospel is like a fold that protects sheep from wolves and keeps people on the path of truth, holiness, love, peace, joy, salvation, hope, and harmony. The speaker loves the Gospel and asks God to help them stay within its safe harbor. They reject arrogance and embrace humility, and ask for God's grace and blessings for their church community.
Let's go to the word of the Lord in the Epistle to the Romans, Chapter 1, I told you for those who visit us or those who were not here on Sunday, about 2 Sundays ago, from... we talked about what we were going to be making a series of sermons on the epistle, or based on the Epistle to the Romans.
I started, you may remember, with Chapter 8 as just a little meditation. The Lord led me to four sermons based on Chapter 8 and I decided, look why continue in the Epistle to the Romans which has so much profound teaching. Some have said that it is the crown of the epistles and of the theological books of the church. It is a document, a treatise that is tremendously deep and rich in doctrinal teaching, and there is much here that we can take advantage of, so we are moving in that direction.