The Jews And Gentiles In Paul's Letter To The Romans

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The letter to the Romans was written by Paul in order to address and clarify his theology. Paul wanted the Romans to have a clear understanding of his Gospel which was from God. The Letter was written around fifty five and fifty eight AD (Gorman 340). Around this time it was believed that Claudius expelled the Jews because of their fighting regarding “Chrestus” a debate about the Messiah (Gorman 340). With the Jews gone the Gentiles took over the Roman church and advanced their leadership skills, mission and theology. The above event emerged conflict between the Jews and Gentiles when the Jews returned upon Claudius death. Paul hoped that his theology would help them reconcile and help them serve others by providing financial support for those who needed it.
Romans 1:1-17 Paul’s letter begins with him giving thanks to the Roman church and expressing his prayers and desires to visit them (Gorman
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People are not justified because of their faith they are justified and declared righteous through God. Ultimately we are justified because of the living heart of God who wants all to be with him. Our failure of not knowing how to follow the gospel or be justified is given a solution. The solution is that Jesus has already helped us through his sacrifice and through his death the debt of our sin has been paid but only because of Christ sacrifice not because of us. Paul wants all to understand that the law or circumcision does not define who is in God “so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith (Romans 4:16). The Gentiles and the Jews both have problems regarding their different perspectives and Paul wants them to know that their different ways of thinking would not alter them from being with God. The being with God has to do with believing in him and showing it not by simply knowing of

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