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How Paul's claims are relevant to us

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When looking at the bible from a distance, we see an old book which people feel they can’t relate to. That actually used to be the way I looked at it. I figured that those people lived dissimilar lives than my own and I would receive nothing from reading it. When I began to read it, the people in the bible faced very similar internal issues that I personally face and that it was significant to me. Now, being a person who reads it as often as possible, I can say that the bible is relevant to today’s people in many ways. In this paper I am going to show how the claims and sayings of the Apostle Paul in his letters, mainly in Romans and Philippians are relevant to us today, even non-Christians. Many people may believe a life pleasing to god is the good works we try to perform, it is actually based on what God does to us through our faith in him. To answer these questions, I am going to use the subjects of Justification and Sanctification, Humility and Unity.

The act of being put into a right relationship with God by faith corresponds to Justification. Justification is available to all humans because of what Jesus did on the cross. Romans 5:8-11 says, But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. This verse shows how we are able to be in relationship with God through faith eve...

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... people today who aren't seeking to live out a particularly “Godly” life. The justification we receive through Jesus Christ can be imitated in anyone’s life by giving second chances, and being the initiator when it comes to making something good again. The sanctification we receive through the help of the Holy Spirit and our walk to a Godly life can look the same as understanding either our own or someone else’s problems and sticking around to see that thing change. Lastly the unity we find in the Body of Christ is applicable to our jobs, school, family, government, etc. Unity steers us away from isolation and gives us purpose, success and solutions to our problems. The bible being read from a different perspective can still have a great impact on one’s life. The book is very relevant to today’s society and we must stay away from the ignorant thought that it isn’t.
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