Testify also.–Or, testifying with them, as a margin. There is a double witness; Their actions speak for them externally, and consciousness speaks for them internally. So let`s start at the beginning: “For when the Gentiles who do not have the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law for themselves, even if they do not have the law” – what is meant is the law of Moses. “They show that the work of the law is written in their hearts, while their consciences testify to it, and that their contradictory thoughts accuse or even excuse them” (Romans 2:15). Let us treat one another according to God`s law, which is written in our hearts. Ask Christ to guide you and ask the Holy Ghost to lead you to an even greater light. John 8:9 And those who heard him went out one by one, beginning with the old, yes, to the last; and Jesus lay alone, and the woman stood in the middle. Let me first confess to Paul that there are scholars who understand the law written on the heart in Romans 2:15 and the law written on the heart in those passages of the new covenant such as Hebrews 10:14 to refer to the same experience of transformation by the Holy Spirit in the heart of the Christian. This view is more common today. Very few people have historically expressed this view. That is not my view. So let me read these texts, say what my opinion is, try to explain what the implications are and hopefully help Micah a little.
Hebrews teaches that when we are born again, God gives us a new heart and a new mind, and the result is that God`s law written in Scripture is no longer offensive to us. We are no longer hostile to it, as Paul says in Romans 8:7. We are not hostile to God`s Word, but submissive. We rejoice in keeping God`s commandments. This does not mean that we all know them by heart, for they are written in our hearts. That is not what it means. This means that when we read them in the Word, the inclination to do them is in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. It is a great work of the Holy Spirit, redeemed by the blood of Christ, called the New Covenant. This is what happens in Hebrews 10 – and it is a great privilege for Christians. And in Romans 1:26, He says that women exchange their natural function for what is unnatural. They know it`s unnatural, and that`s the term he uses in Romans 2:14-15. And Romans 1:21: “They knew God.
And the purpose of all this is to emphasize that every human being is guilty before God, because each of us, all men, “suppress the truth” (Romans 1:18), and none of us meets the requirements of our own conscience, much less the demands that God has given and that we know in our hearts. What he means is not that all pagan unbelievers in the world know the six hundred commandments of the first five books of the Bible. What he means is that all people have enough knowledge of what is right and wrong written in their hearts for their conscience to accuse or confirm them. And on the Day of Judgment, they will not be held responsible for what they have no knowledge of, to which they have no access. But they have access to a lot about right and wrong. I think we`re on the right track here in Romans 2:15, because if you look back in chapter 1, that`s exactly what He taught. He says in Romans 1:32 that they know God`s ordinance, that those who practice such things are worthy of death. That`s exactly what he just said in 2:15. They know God`s ordinance. The work of the law.–The practical effect or fulfillment of the law–written in their hearts as the original law was written on the tablets of stone (cf. Jeremiah 31:33; 2 Corinthians 3:3).
The other passage is Hebrews 10:16-17. He quotes the promise of the new covenant in Jeremiah 31: “This is the covenant I will make with them after these days,” says the Lord, `I will impose my laws on their hearts, and write them in their minds,`” and then adds, “I will no longer remember their sins and lawless acts. The point here is that Christ bought the promise of the New Covenant, and that involves forgiveness of our sins and replacing an old, unbelieving and rebellious heart with a new heart of faith and obedience. So I think these two passages—Romans 2, Hebrews 10, and the other New Covenant passages, like 2 Corinthians 3 and Hebrews 8—teach two very different things and address two very different situations. Aligning the consciousness of hem yeldith is a testimony of twixe hem silf of thouytis, that ben accusynge or defendynge,- Wycliffe Bible, who have written the work of the law in their hearts, testify to their conscience also with them, and among themselves the thoughts that accuse or otherwise defend the literal Bible of Young,- Young`s literal Bible This is not to be confused with salvation, but the fundamental law of God in relation to one another. Kindness, not murder, theft, hatred. God`s general laws are written in everyone`s heart. Our conscience works with this law. This is different from the action of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. It is a deeper work beyond the fallen man. There is no excuse for the man to say that I was never taught to treat another human being. God has written this law in the heart of every person on earth.
15 They show that what the law requires is written in their hearts. The way their minds judge them testifies to this fact. Sometimes her thoughts find her guilty. Other times, her thoughts don`t find her guilty. Romans 2:15 What breaks. Such pagans who do not have the law are a law in themselves, for they show in their lives that the essential principles of the law are written in their hearts. Bear witness not only to their external actions, but also to their conscience, which condemns or approves their own actions or those of others. That is, their conscience testifies to the distinction between good and evil. They have a moral sense. So, here are the two big lessons for us that made me happy that this question was asked in the first place. True obedience, even if imperfect, true obedience to God, even if imperfect, is made possible by the work of Christ for all who believe in Him. God does the crucial work of eliminating the heart of rebellion and bringing in the heart that loves God`s commandments: It is the glorious truth to have the law written in our hearts according to the new covenant in Hebrews 10.
Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also testifies and their thoughts are common while accusing or apologizing to each other;) 15 They show that the work of the law is written in their hearts. Your conscience confirms this. Their competing thoughts will accuse or excuse them.15 They show that they know in their hearts what is right and wrong, just as the law commands. And they show it through their consciousness. Sometimes their thoughts tell them they did wrong, and sometimes their thoughts tell them they did the right thing.) When strangers who have never heard of God`s law obey it more or less instinctively, they confirm His truth through their obedience. They show that God`s law is not something alien imposed on us from without, but is woven into the fabric of our creation. There is something deep inside them that reflects God`s yes and no, good and evil. Their answer to God`s yes and no will become public the day God makes His final decision regarding every man and woman. The message of God that I proclaim through Jesus Christ takes into account all these differences. 15 They show that God`s law is written in their hearts, for their own consciences and thoughts blame them or tell them that they are doing what is right. Let`s start with Romans 2:14: “For if the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature” and I emphasize this phrase because it connects this passage to Romans 1, where Paul was not dealing with the redeemed people and what they do in their hearts by virtue of the Holy Spirit, but with the things they do because they were created in a human nature or a masculine and feminine nature.