Body Of Christ In Martin Luther's Study Of Romans

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Paul was inspired by God to write Romans. Before Paul preached justification by faith the other apostles were still trying to do what they felt God wanted then to do. Paul taught that obedience to the law is not enough to live a proper christian life. The other apostles did not know about a body of Christ for Gentile or Jew. I don't think the phrase "body of Christ" is mentioned anywhere else in the bible. Martin Luther, the reformer, realized the signifiance of being justified by faith alone, not the works of the law, by his study of Romans. Through Luther the reformation was started. Also, the 4th century church father Augustine was brought to faith by reading Romans. As stated in our lecture, Romans has all of the major doctrines of

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