Essay about St. Paul 's Letter

1665 Words Mar 15th, 2016 7 Pages
St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans really does set the basis for modern day Christianity and the imparting of a most important teaching to all of the followers of God. Romans is very distinct from his other letters due to the fact that it is his longest and deepest theological letter. Throughout the letter, Paul is concerned that missionaries in Rome with Jewish roots are directing Gentiles to keep Jewish law. Paul teaches that faith in Jesus reconciles us to God, not the law. He also teaches that Christ’s work brings: justification, peace with God, the Holy Spirit, reconciliation with God, salvation from God’s wrath, hope of a share in God’s eternal Glory, and God’s superabundant love poured out on us. He helps Romans understand that they did not earn Jesus’ intervention on history and they cannot earn their Salvation by human means. The basis of Paul’s letter to the Romans is his thesis in Rom 1:16-17, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: for Jew first, and then Greek. For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The one who is righteous by faith will live,’” he will base the rest of his teaching throughout Romans on this most important truth. Paul opens up his most famed letter in the most holy way, Romans 1. In the greeting of the very first chapter of Romans, Paul described how he came to be an apostle and to belong to Jesus Christ, the Messiah. In his…

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