Lecture 5, Sin, Part 2:
In the last lesson we began to look at the gospel Paul preached by considering the sin that makes the good news necessary. In Romans, Paul shows us how widespread and deep-rooted this plague of sin is. For hearts in rebellion against God, His gift of righteousness only makes sense if we lay hold of our unrighteousness and incapability of becoming righteous on our own (Rom. 3:20). In this lesson, we find Paul continuing to open up for us the seriousness of sin. Specifically, Dr. Waters, through Paul, shows us the landscape of humanity and traces the problem of sin to Adam as our representative.