For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened…. who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever.
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
“Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.”
“For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.”
“But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “‘Why have you made me like this?'”