An Old Epistle Of The Apostle Paul's On The Book Of Romans
The Book of Romans, in the Bible, is an old epistle of the Apostle Paul addressed to Roman Christians. It discusses the teaching and practice of the Christian faith and its principles. On a deeper and more specific level, however, it serves to inform its readers regarding the foundational truths of a biblical worldview. The truths that Paul mentions in this epistle may be found in the natural world, human identity, human relationships and culture.
The Natural World
First and foremost, a biblical worldview hinges on the understanding of the natural world as overt evidence of God’s creative power and intangible qualities. Romans 1:20 says: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Bible Gateway, n.d.). In other words, God has made His …show more content…
The estrangement that occurred between God and human beings has also occurred between people. Romans 1:24-28 details how people treated each other in wicked and depraved ways. Sin caused natural human relationships to break down.
Nevertheless, Christ’s sacrifice on the cross has addressed the relationships between people as well. Romans 8: 16-17 says that those who are justified in Christ are “God’s children” and “co-heirs with Christ” (Bible Gateway, n.d.). In other words, people who have accepted Christ’s sacrifice are all spiritual brothers and sisters under His banner since all have been justified by faith.
Moreover, Romans 4:16 states that Christians are part of a new spiritual family of believers that are justified by the same faith that the patriarch Abraham had. People do not have to be direct descendants of the patriarch in order to enjoy the freedom that this kind of faith brings—it is a default benefit and privilege of believing in Jesus