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And Now for the Good News Romans 1:1-7

I. INTRODUCTION A.  The Bad News A quick look at any newspaper or magazine shows that the world is getting worse and worse.  The bad news that occurs on a larger scale is only the multiplication of what is occurring on an individual level.  The term "bad news" has become a colloquialism to describe our era. The reason there is so much bad news today is that people are in the grasp of a terrifying power that grips them deep inside their being.  It causes men to self-destruct.  The power that makes for bad news is sin.  There are four ways in which sin produces bad news in the human race. 1.      Selfishness It is truly bad news when everyone is bent on fulfilling his own particular desires at any price.  The basic element in selfishness is the dominance of your own ego above others.  It all started when Satan said, "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the s