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Title: New Testament Survey: Book of Romans

New Testament SurveyBook of Romans
  • Paul in Prison

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The Author
  • Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles.
  • Born and educated in Tarsus, capital of Cilicia.
  • Learned the tent-making trade (Acts 183)
  • Pauls method of writinglogical method of
    presenting the truth.
  • Later Jewish education at feet of Gamaliel.

Date of Writing
  • In the epistle, Paul was heading toward Jerusalem
  • Must have been written later than 2 Corinthians,
    since he was ready to depart.
  • Time of writing spring of 57 or 58 A.D.
  • 2 Corinthians written from Macedonia then he
    headed for Greece.
  • After delivering the contribution for the poor
    saints, he wished to journey to Spain through

To Whom Addressed
  • Paul was a special apostle sent to the Gentile
    nations of the world.
  • Many times, he was hindered from going to Rome
  • Rome was the center of the worlds life
  • Paul was vitally interested in preaching to the
    whole Roman Empire.
  • Wrote to the Christians there in preparation for
    his intended visit.

Origin of the Church in Rome
  • The origin of the Roman church is unknown.
  • Inconsistent facts concerning Peter being the
  • The Divine record does not indicate that Peter
    was ever in Rome.
  • Peters own epistles were not written or
    addressed from Rome.
  • In Pauls letter to the church at Rome, he made
    no mention of Peter!

Origin of the Church in Rome
  • Paul wrote his epistles from a Roman prison he
    did not mention Peter.
  • No mention of Rome in Peters own writings, and
    no other inspired writer mentions a connection
    between Peter and Rome.
  • Could have been one converted on Pentecost
  • Evidence many Jews lived in Rome.
  • Decree of banishment from Rome by Claudius (Acts

Condition of the Church in Rome
  • Its only natural that a church made up of both
    Jews and Gentiles would experience some strife.
  • A difficult fact that hindered complete
    reconciliation between the Jews and Gentilesboth
    were equal in Gods eyes.
  • Paul also wrote to prepare them for the problems
    caused by the Judaizing teachers who would come
    their way.

Purpose and Message
  • Depravity into which sin leads those who abandon
  • Rejecting God, after having known Him, to walk in
    the vanity of their own minds.
  • Moral destitution of the Gentile nationsGod
    gave them up!
  • Romans 118-32

Purpose and Message
  • God does not respect any mans person enough to
    wink at his sin.
  • Romans 2
  • There is a universal need for salvation.
  • Romans 323
  • Gods grace alone was able to provide for
    salvation, a provision made possible by the blood
    of Christ, which was offered to all men through
    the gospel
  • Romans 323-26

Purpose and Message
  • Justification is not by the works of the Law
    such would make God a respecter of persons
  • Law of Moses not given as plan to make man
    righteous it was given to reveal sin. Through
    knowledge of that fact, they needed a Savior.
  • Romans 319,20
  • Justification attained by faith in Christ
  • Romans 322

Purpose and Message
  • Jews had failed to attain unto Gods
    righteousnessthey did not seek Him by faith.
  • Romans 932
  • Refused to allow the Law to serve the purpose for
    which it was intendedpreparation for Christ
  • Galatians 324
  • Developed their own system of righteousnesshuman
  • Romans 101-3

Purpose and Message
  • The national rejection did not doom the
    individual who was willing to have faith in
  • Romans 1126
  • Christianity, as Paul emphasized in this letter,
    should blot out all national enmity.
  • Bring them to Christ, where they could love one
    another as brethren and enjoy the fullness of
    Christian fellowship.
  • Romans 81-6

The Books Contents and Character
  • Gods condemnation rests upon all men because all
    have sinned.
  • Romans 118323
  • Gods way of making men righteous is only through
    Christoffered in the gospelappropriated by
    mans faith for all!
  • Romans 319521
  • Gods grace offers righteousness to all men on
    the same conditions.
  • Romans 522830

The Books Contents and Character
  • Fleshly Israel had a sad plight, but Gods
    promises were fulfilled through spiritual Israel.
  • Romans 913
  • It was Gods will that the Gentiles also receive
    His mercy and grace.
  • Romans 924-26
  • Gentile acceptance had caused a hardening of
    fleshly Israel.
  • Romans 927-33

The Books Contents and Character
  • They trusted their own righteousness instead of
  • Romans 101-3
  • Rejected Christfulfillment of the Lawcontinued
    looking for Messiah who had already come.
  • Romans 104-8
  • Now, Gods requirements for salvation were the
    same for both Jews and Gentiles.
  • Romans 1012

The Books Contents and Character
  • The prophets had prophesied that the gospel would
    go to the Gentiles for salvationthe Jews
    rejected that truth!
  • Romans 1013-21
  • God had not rejected all Israelonly unbelievers
    and the disobedient who had hardened their hearts
  • Romans 111-10
  • Israels rejection open the door for the
    Gentilesbut they were not to gloat.
  • Romans 1111-23

The Books Contents and Character
  • The Jews could claim Gods mercy individually, by
    turning from unbelief.
  • Romans 1126-32
  • Sanctification, which comes as a fruit of
    justificationnow living sacrifices
  • Romans 12
  • Importance of subjection to civil authorities
  • Romans 131-7

The Books Contents and Character
  • Gods moral law was based upon principlelove thy
    neighbor as thyself.
  • Romans 138-14
  • One must not allow his personal liberty to
    destroy anothers weak faith.
  • Romans 14157
  • Pauls travel plans, final greetings, and
  • Romans 15816
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