Essay On The Book Of Romans

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Introduction When one reads the book of Romans they will see that it teaches people a lot regarding various parts of the Christian Life. The book of Romans also gives one an idea of how believers should look at the natural world, the identity of the believer, the relationships that one has with others, the culture that they live in, and civilization as a whole. When reading the book of Romans specifically chapters 1-8 it has an abundant amount of information that speaks to the reader to ask for more. It gives the reader a chance to see that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8 NIV). The Natural World The natural world was formed by God when he spoke into existence in Genesis 1:1, it is the belief of Christians that what happened in the beginning is exactly what the Bible says happened. In the book of Romans 1:20. Since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God (Bibehub.com). Paul goes on to state in verse 21 that even though the people knew God they did not glorify or thank him. God has shown who he is by the creation of everything that this is in creation. God created the sun, moon, stars, man, woman everything and yet there are still people to this day who do not believe or receive his son Jesus Christ. There can be no excuses when we stand before an omniscient God when it is time to stand before him. This reader believes that we stand before everyday. Human Identity Human identity is found in the Word of God, trusting his word and knowing Jesus Christ. One should know their own true nature. The believer’s human identity is best e... ... middle of paper ... ...us by their own standards, they don’t match up to God’s standards (Hindson and Towns 2009). Paul let’s them know that the entire world is under sin and everyone is guilty before God. We cannot be justified by our own works it is by the blood of Jesus that we are saved and our sins forgiven. Adam’s sin brought death into the world for everyone, but Christ brought grace, life and justification (Hinsdon and Towns 2009) Conclusion In conclusion the natural world, human identity, human relationships and culture all have a role in our walk with the Lord. These aspects of God’s word and our understanding help to believer’s comprehend what God is saying to a dying world and Paul said it in a way that the people could understand. Paul wrote 13 books of the New Testament and when we study the historical-cultural context one can get the true meaning of what God is saying.

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