Originally posted on The Glory of the Grind:
In Part I of this series we saw that Paul showed (in Romans 1-2) the deficiencies of paganism, morality and religion to grant a person righteousness before God and he concluded with this devastating indictment:
There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks after God . . . there is none who does good, there is not even one (Romans 3:10-12).
This would leave the reader of the book of Romans with this question: How can a person stand before God and claim to be righteous?