But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: (Romans 2;5-6)
Romans opens with the warning of Judgment, first against those who “suppress the truth ” that they know about God; the godless. Holy wrath is already being revealed against them, in that they are being given over to moral confusion, degrading lusts, and reprobation.
But wrath is also being revealed against moralistic man. He is (rightly) disgusted by the personal and social disintegration that is the fruit of godlessness,
Some semblance of godliness, religion, morals, various ‘forms of godliness’ have kept him from the boundary- less insanity of pure relativism. Even a cursory acknowledgment of God, and of the moral order, enriches and elevates life in ways very few even recognise.
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