Teaching From Paul's Epistle to the Romans Essay

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The Epistle of Paul is the foundation and the most absolute book in the New Testament. Its historical impact is unequaled by any book possibly due to its international appeal. Although it is referred to as a book, Romans was actually an occasional letter. "Paul was a Roman citizen (Acts 22:28) and a strict Pharisee, a Hebrew of Hebrews (Acts 23:6); He studied under Gamaliel, one of the most famous Jewish rabbis at Jerusalem" (Towns & Gutierrez, 2012). Paul being educated and intellectual knew how to frame words and speak to his audience in a way that engaged them; causing them to embrace Gods amazing grace by His plan of redemption through His Son, Jesus Christ. We assume that Paul had not been in Rome until after the epistle had been …show more content…
* The Righteousness of God by Faith is Revealed in the Gospel (Romans 1:17). We all are sinners under the censure of God. Jehovah's purpose is to substantiate His righteousness not only to humans, but to the angelic hosts as well (Ephesians 3:8, 9). Even when we declare God's Word and it falls on deaf ears; God's righteous has been proclaimed due to faith associated with actions (James 2: 14 - 20). Romans chapters one through eight can be summarized in three categories (Towns & Gutierrez, 2012): * Condemnation (Romans 1:18 - 3:20). * Justification (Romans 3:21 - 5:21). * Sanctification (Romans 6:1 -8:39). The Epistle of Romans not only challenges our hearts and our minds, but more so our souls. Paul effectively accentuates as humans our propensity to sin; there is darkness in the hearts of humans and there is an old saying, the heart of a man is stonier. Satan is here and working more diligently than ever during these End Days, so we must be ever vigilant (1 Peter 5:8). Jehovah is the ultimate Judge and He alone is justified regarding the condemnation of the human race. Many ascertain that Paul began Romans on a negative note; however if we are not aware of our infractions we do not have an opportunity to accept accountability and correct them. The majority of humankind has distanced themselves from God: all we need to do is tune into the news for confirmation. Many embrace a humanistic philosophy where they believe that their good works independent of

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