Paul wrote this letter to the church in Rome from Corinth perhaps during his third visit to that city (2 Corinthians 13:1). If he indeed did write this from Corinth, it may explain why he begins the letter to the Romans with a detailed account of God’s anger over sin. In the opening chapter God is the Judge and sinful humans are accused.
The moral person, the pagan, and the religious.
The moral person believes he should be excused because he is not as bad as others.
The pagan believes he should be excused because he is ignorant of the truth.
The religous person believes he should be excused because he is…religious!
The bottom line, there is none righteous, not even one. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Man is only justified by the free gift of God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus!