Romans 5:20-21 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That
as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ
This is not saying that the reason God put the law in place is so everyone can become sinners. The word
“abound” means to increase. This verse is not saying “that offense might come into existence”, it says, “so it
might increase”. Do not steal, do not commit adultery, do not commit fornication, was never told to the Asians
(as far as I know), but if they do these things they are still sinning? Yes. (Cain killed Abel before the law was given.
It is clear that what Cain did was a sin even before the law was given.) And if God did give them this
law, and they disobeyed it, then the offence is increased. They will not be judged as hard as we are, because
God never spelled it out for them. Also notice that it does not say, “so that sin may increase”. The sin is still there,
whether God spells it out for us or not. It is the offense that increases.
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall
be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with
few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed
much, of him they will ask the more.