Ongoing Bible study of the book of Romans. There's something in human nature and even in sincere religious people like Simon the Pharisee that doesn't fully grasp what the apostle Paul so aptly stated: “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find” (Romans 7:18).
Regrettably, by our thoughts, words and deeds we can send out a loud and clear message to God and others that, in the inner workings of our hearts, we view it as though God sent His Son to die for everyone but us. By our lack of humility like Simon the Pharisee, we are stating, “I'm not in need!”
But oh yes, we are! The reality of Christianity is that God sent His Son here to earth not to simply make good men better, but to allow “dead men walking” to be able to live for the very first time.
Robin Webber was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1951, but has lived most of his life in California. He has been a part of the Church of God community since 1963. He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena from 1969-1973. He majored in theology and history.
Mr. Webber's interest remains in the study of history, socio-economics and literature. Over the years, he has offered his services to museums as a docent to share his enthusiasm and passions regarding these areas of expertise.