Survey of the book of romans

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survey of the book of romans

Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey by Douglas J. Moo

This is the same review I posted for Romans

Really like Moos style. Romans is a difficult book to grasp unless you look only at the broad overview. Paul is so wound up when he writes this. He definitely has a point to make, and he makes it over and over, step by step, and then step by step again. Even a casual read of Romans reveals the intensity Paul feels when he writes this letter. Moo helps decipher it, while pointing out the various doctrines (sometimes contrary to each other) that have sprung from this letter. Ive become a fan of Moo after going through this commentary. He is very thorough, very balanced, and very fair. He points to all sides, sometimes indicates his own, and lets us know when hes abstaining from a position. Reading this commentary, I ended up also purchasing Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey and Moos Pillar edition of The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. I have the Pillar version of The Letter of James on order, and cant wait to read it. The Pillar series has a lightly different tone than either of the Romans commentaries, pointing out more of the nuiances of the Greek text and how its translated from version to version, plus Moos own interpretation, and although I didnt particularly seek a commentary that dwelt on the Greek, I find it to be an added bonus to my studies.
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New Testament Survey: The Book Of Romans

The purpose for Paul's writing to the church at Rome in A. Unity In Truth was what he was striving for. Not unity regardless of truth, but unity in truth. Paul wrote what man would later call most of the first two chapters to "reign in" the Gentiles to the YOU. Coming from their former world of abject sin, it did not take Paul long to make the case that the Gentiles had been lost and desperately needed Jesus Christ. Paul rests his case on the Gentiles in Romans 2:

It can never be read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes. It is his heart. It contains his theology, theoretical and practical, for which he lived and died. It gives the clearest and fullest exposition of the doctrines of sin and grace and the best possible solution of the universal dominion of sin and death in the universal redemption by the second Adam. Indeed, the Book of Romans is one of the most profound books in existence; it is certainly one of the most valued parts of the Holy Scriptures. It has been appropriately termed the Cathedral of the Christian faith.

Moreover, the Jews were privileged with the Law but they did not live to the standard of the Law Romans In chapters , Paul discussed the area of sanctification with reference to the believer. Therefore, victory in the Christian life is only achieved by walking in the freedom or liberty of the Holy Spirit Romans , 5. He is presently dealing with a called-out group, the church; and after He finishes His program with the church He will resume His program with Israel Acts Moses also expressed his sentiment for his people in Exodus Finally, the sovereignty of God is supremely expressed in relation to Israel, in that, He chose Isaac over Ishmael , and Jacob over Esau And in so doing, Paul was expressing the fact that the spiritual offspring of promise was the remnant that was true Israelites, not the natural offspring of Abraham.

Simply Reading the Book of Romans Is Not Enough

Have you started to grow confused with all of these weird words like Righteousness, Justification, Sanctification? Do you wish you could just understand their meanings?

To introduce himself to the church in Rome and let them know that he planned to visit them soon Rom To give them personal teaching about salvation by grace alone, justification by faith, and the imputed righteousness of Christ. To get their assistance in his journey to Spain, which he was going to after passing through Rome Rom , To "strive" with Paul in their prayers so that "I Paul may be delivered from that which do not believe in Judea; and that my service likely distribution of the money he collected which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints" Rom To stress the importance of unity between the Gentiles and Jews which made up the "church" at Rome.

Your browser does not support JavaScript. Please note, our website requires JavaScript to be supported. Please contact us or click here to learn more about how to enable JavaScript on your browser. Follow us:. Listen Now. Paul had never been to Rome when he wrote the letter to the Romans, though he had clearly expressed his desire to travel there in the near future Acts ; Romans —

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