For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
A question that many followers of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition do is what will happen to those human beings who die lack of knowledge of the God of Israel. On what basis they do will be judged if unaware of the Law of God? How will they be justified if they never heard of Jesus Christ? Is God just as drastic and condemn them by a Law that they ignored? Romans 2: 14-16 gives light to each of these questions.
Paul Edwin Finkenbinder (1921-2012) was an American evangelist who was born in Puerto Rico, who was better known in the Hispanic world as Hermano Pablo (Brother Paul). For many years, Brother Paul released a radio program entitled “A Message to the Conscience,” just the name I chose for today’s message. I grew up listening to the messages of Brother Paul, and though not consider myself a Christian when I heard them, I must admit that his messages permeated my consciousness.
And there’s something else I must add with respect to Brother Paul. When I decided to follow the call of God and start writing daily and spread messages like this, Paul Edwin Finkenbinder, Brother Paul, was my model, my inspiration. I see convenient to spread short messages using all media that may be in my power to make them known. As Brother Paul used the radio, which was the media available for him, I use today the Internet and smart phones to reach people.
The essence of Romans 2: 14-16 describes just a message to the conscience of every human individual, as was the title of the short radio program of Brother Paul. Probably there are peoples and tribes in total isolation where they cannot get the missionaries who bring the good news of salvation; but kindness, love and mercy of God are not mutually exclusive and somehow His law shall be written in the hearts of these people to have the opportunity to respond to Him.
There are other people who have actually heard of God by many means; but who have decided to get an idea of Him according to their own thinking. This is a message to the conscience of those people. God is not the way you want He would be. He is the one who is and His law cannot be accommodated to your tastes and preferences. Check His Law, it is in the Bible and analyzes how many times you have violated it.
If God will judge you according to what you’ve done, you know in your conscience that you’re guilty. Do not try to justify yourself because your deeds will not help. Any good you’ve done is overridden with a simple violation. Only God’s grace can save you from eternal damnation. Repent of your sins today. Give your heart to Jesus Christ and have forgiveness and eternal life. Do not delay your decision, life is short. God bless you.