I can see why you would think that but the one sided part that I refer to is someone thinking that grace is both good for the humble and the proud. People who are proud will always trample on the salvation message, based on kindness alone, because they are prideful in their sin. We are told to show them that sin is exceedingly sinful. How can we do that without recognizing that the Law is good when it is used for it's purpose?
Remember Paul is talking in the New Covenant context. This scriptures is based on how a believer is to convey the message after Christ's atonement on the cross.
Without that key element, the gospel message is not 'gospel' or good news because it makes no sense.
Let me ask you this. When someone is saved, what are they saved from? Do they have to be saved before this truth is revealed to them by an evangelical believer?
Nowhere in acts do you find Paul preaching the law to the gentiles, that whole chapter in Romans is to show how that the law is defective in bringing about righteousness-sorry to disagree- how that far from dealing with sin it actually brings sin to life-not because the law is not holy but because the flesh is weak,
If you ask me why h*m*s*xuality has become so rampant, I will say it is in no small measure because it is denounced so stridently from the pulpits, even apart from the fact that this very chapter from Romans declares it, common observance shows that the more you make a thing "naughty" the more people do it.
People are saved from sin "thou shalt call His name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins"
Let me ask you something, can people help being sinners? was it their personal choice to be constituted sinner? how do you expect people who are born with sin to behave? are you shocked if they sin? I am not making a case for people not being guilty or responsible or accountable here, the bible clearly teaches that they are-in as much as we being in Adam when he sinned we should have like-wise fallen-he is our federal head right? so man's great enemy is the sin within ORIGINAL SIN. I am persuaded that people run around in a rage and they don't know why, they try to be good, but somehow they find themselves messing up, it's the sin nature driving them. Explain that to them and then you can explain the cross, that takes all the confrontation out of it. The problem isn't them, the problem is the sin nature-now they ARE responsible as to whether they will come God's way, which is the cross to get cleaned up and get right. I will ask YOU whether you will be honest, did YOU understand all that before you were saved? or did you [at the beginning] come to God looking for something better? As I listen to people as they give their testimonies it is usually the latter.