February 25th, 2018

“The Gentiles …Do by Nature the Things Contained in the Law” (?)

Romans 2 tells us the Gentiles not having the Law, do by nature the “works of the Law”. Many have supposed this to mean there is a natural goodness to mankind. Actually, St. Paul is driving home a key point: man is fallen in sin, and the works of the Laws of God, which he is called to do, are distortions and evils which flow from the darkness of fallen hearts that do not know HOW to obey God…and pervert His callings