Essay about The Bible On The Book Of Romans

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On the Book of Romans
Introduction

The Book of Romans, in the Bible, is an old epistle of the Apostle Paul addressed to Roman Christians. It discusses the teaching and practice of the Christian faith and its principles. On a deeper and more specific level, however, it serves to inform its readers regarding the foundational truths of a biblical worldview. The truths that Paul mentions in this epistle may be found in the natural world, human identity, human relationships and culture.

The Natural World

First and foremost, a biblical worldview hinges on the understanding of the natural world as overt evidence of God’s creative power and intangible qualities. Romans 1:20 says: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Bible Gateway, n.d.). In other words, God has made His qualities obvious to all through the creation of the natural world. Just as a work of art bears the stamp of the artist, so does the natural world bear the stamp of the Artist that created it.
Although the Apostle Paul used this passage in the context of exposing how sinful humankind is, it still serves as a foundational truth: namely, that God has shown people who He is and who He’d like people to be through the natural world. All of creation, therefore, highlights the contrast between what human beings are and what they could potentially be. Therefore, the natural world serves…

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