The teaching of Romans is not only crucial for Christian theology, but the greatest revivals and reformations throughout the history of Christianity have resulted from an increased understanding and application of the teaching of this epistle (Hindson &Towns, 2014). The apostle Paul authored Romans as a letter to introduce himself to the people of Rome and his wishes to visit them. Also Paul addresses certain components of a worldview that relate to the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture in Romans 1–8, clearly providing the foundations for the Christian biblical worldview.
The Natural World:
Paul wanted to address how God revealed himself in the natural world “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and …show more content…
He wrote in Romans 2:1-4 that we think we can condemn people for the sins, but our own sins are just as bad. This is what Jesus taught in John 8:1-11. Jesus was at the temple and they brought out a woman that was accused of adultery. “They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone” (John 8:7). If Christians treat others that we consider to be sinners with disdain, or think that our sins are less offensive to God than the other persons, then we break Gods second commandment of love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39).
Paul wanted to share the good news about Jesus Christ. ”For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world, to the educated and uneducated alike” (Romans 1:14). Throughout Romans Paul showed the sinful nature of the culture Jews and Gentiles were living in. Although the world was full of sin, Paul gave them hope. The believer should therefore consider himself dead to sin, but alive to God and God’s righteousness (Hindson & Towns, 2014).