Summary Of Paul's Theme Of Salvation

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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 …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 …show more content…
There needs to be recognition of what Jesus’ resurrection symbolizes in that we died with Him, and when He rose from the dead, we too have new life when we have faith in Him. Paul iterates this major concept in this verse, “Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to the be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:11, NKJV). The good news of salvation is summed up in this notion, for what once held us in bondage no longer has power over us. The laws are not to be ignored by any means but they cannot deliver us from sin, and Paul clarifies this, “But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter” (Romans 7:6, NKJV). With no longer being enslaved to laws we can live freely according to the Spirit, and not our fleshly state of mind, although this might be a battle at times, as we get tempted by worldly things. There is enjoyment of our adoption into God’s Kingdom and knowing He loves us, and in moments of struggles there is this promise to cling to, “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit makes intercession for us…” (Romans 8:26, NKJV). Paul’s ultimate theme

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