Salvation In Romans 2-4

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I read 100% of the assignments for week four. The intention behind the book of Roman’s reveals Paul’s theme of being delivered from sin via God’s righteousness for those who believe in Jesus (Gundry, 2012, p. 435). Paul exuded excitement not only in his future travels to Rome, but also in being able to share what he thought was good news regarding salvation, which is illustrated in this verse, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God salvation for everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16, NKJV). Paul’s distinct message is woven throughout the beginning of Romans in chapters 2-8 as he develops a step-by-step guideline, if you will, as a way to present the concept of salvation and a Christian mentality. After reading these chapters, I realized for the first time that Paul laid out …show more content…
Paul reveals, in chapters 2-5, the dynamics between us and God when it comes God’s role with mankind, our relationship with Him, and the first steps of what salvation means. The main concept through this is God’s righteousness, and that He is fair, for it states, “For there is no partiality with God” (Romans 2:11, NKJV). Judgment is necessary due to God’s perfect state, but humans cannot judge others as our imperfections disallow this, creating a hypocritical and unfair situation. This leads to the need for Jesus’ atonement of everyone’s sins with His blood covering our inequities; therefore, “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 3:24, NKJV). The sacrifice of Jesus met the requirements of God’s justice, as our sinful nature could not bring this about. In order

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