Romans 2:12-29

Continuing our study in Romans, we remain in the “courthouse” as God, through Paul’s masterful writing, shows that all are guilty before the law. In this section, the religious are shown to also be guilty, even though they believe they are righteous before God. In the end, the rights and rituals even of the Jews–God’s chosen people–were not enough to make one righteous, as righteousness is an inward trait, not an outward ritual or sign.