Analysis Of The Book ' Romans ' Essay

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The book of Romans begins with a greeting from Paul the apostle to the church in Rome and specifically to his fellow believers. He is grateful that they proclaim their faith and has wanted to see them, but has been unable to because of extraneous circumstances. Paul is not ashamed of his faith and knows that salvation will come first to the Jews and then the Gentiles. He goes on to say in chapter 2 and 3 how God is against unrighteousness and suppressing of the truth. God gave up people to their desires because they had traded truth for lies and they have given in to all sins. Consequently, there will be a judgement on the just and the unjust because everyone has sinned, whether they have been under the law or not.
No one is righteous, not even the Jews, because everyone has sinned and will be held accountable when the day comes. Since no one is righteous we have all fallen short of the glory of God, but have been made righteous through Him. In chapter 4 Abraham was brought into the forefront as an example because he was made righteous because he believed God, not because of his works. The book continues to talk about how a promise was made to Abraham that he would have many descendants, but it was through faith that Abraham believed God. Chapters 5 and 6 mentions that there is peace when you have faith in God, that you become dead to sin, and that slaves to righteousness. Chapters 7 and 8 finish with the rest of the foundations of Christianity where it is explained that…

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