analytical Essay
787 words
787 words

My task in establishing a worldview seemed daunting until reviewing, “I believe God is the source of all truth”(Hindson and Towns). This inspired me to not worry and focus on God’s message to me. In studying and researching I discovered Romans is the New Testament’s most important book. The importance of Romans is summarized best by Martin Luther, “This Epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest Gospel, and is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, buy occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul”(Luther). “Paul wrote his letter to the church in Corinth during the winter A.D. 56-57” (“An Introduction To The Book Of Romans |”) to the faithful Jews who had established this church. Paul wanted to meet them face-to-face and provided this letter as his introduction until he could travel there. Paul’s message begins by addressing human identity in which everyone is ungodly and unrighteous. He tells us that we all have sinned, rebelled and not followed God’s will. The sinful way of humanity keeps us a part for God, although He has clearly shown His marvelous wonder since creating the world and through his Son Jesus Christ. The natural world is seen in God’s creation of the world. “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (1:20-21). Paul paints a picture of God’s wonderful creation infected with sin and unrighteousness. “They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, h... ... middle of paper ... do not understand that “Only God is good (Mark 10:18), and His Law is perfect (Psalm 19:7), holy, just and good (Romans 7:12). They lack knowledge of God’s Law and therefore don’t see their need to repent and trust the Savior—no Law, no sin, no wrath, no repentance, no salvation”(Comfort). I know God loves me and wants to have a relationship with me, God is good, His law is just and I deserve punishment. But Jesus died on the cross and defeated death by his resurrection and saved me through my faith. Works Cited “An Introduction To The Book Of Romans |” N. p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2014. Comfort, Ray. The Way of the Master. Orlando, FL: Bridge-Logos, 2006. Print. Hindson, Edward E, and Elmer L Towns. Illustrated Survey of the Bible: An Introduction. Nashville, Tenn.: B & H Academic, 2013. Print. Luther, Martin. Commentary on Romans. N. p. Print.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that romans is the new testament's most important book, and martin luther summarized it best.
  • Explains that paul wrote his letter to the church in corinth during the winter a.d. 56-57. he wanted to meet them face-to-face until he could travel there.
  • Analyzes how paul paints a picture of god's wonderful creation infected with sin and unrighteousness. he describes men and women in unnatural relations causing god to give them up to their dishonorable passions.
  • Analyzes how the law provides direction for human relationships with god and towards each other. we need to know what is wrong to stay on right paths.
  • Opines that god's wrath is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. if we walk in the spirit we are pardoned and justified.
  • Opines that there are no culture differences that will save anyone either, both jews and gentiles will be judged by god.
  • Analyzes how paul's message shows god loves us so much he sent his son jesus to suffer and die for us. salvation is available to all who want it and are willing to except it.
  • Concludes that ray comfort sums it up quite well with the quote, "people of the world do not understand that only god is good, and his law is perfect. they lack knowledge of god's law and therefore don't see their need to repent and trust the savior."
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