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THE TRUE CHILD OF GOD   In conclusion, Paul now points our attention to the one that is excused before the law of God and acceptable in His judgment, At this point circumcision is introduced as representative of the belonging to the law. It was the boast of the Old Testament Jew. His participation in […]

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Romans 3

JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ESTABLISHED   This Epistle begins with: I.    Introduction (1:1-15) II.   Theme (1:16, 17) III. Judgment: The Whole World Condemned (1:18-3:20) A.  The Gentiles Under the Wrath of God (1:18-32) B.  The Gentiles’ Judgment (2:1-16) C.  The Jews’ Judgment (2:17—3:8) D. The World’s Judgment (3:9-20)   This chapter’s outline: I.        The Argument for […]

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Romans 1 (2)

Romans 1:26-32   V.  Verses 26-27. A.  The connection. 1.   In this verse Paul refers again to the judicial ground for the “gave them up” of verse 24 — see explanation of this expression. 2.   In verse 24 he had written in general of the corruption in which the Lord had “given them up” through […]

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Romans 1 (1)

Romans 1:1-25   I.   Verses 1-7 — Introduction or Salutation. A.  Origin of the church at Rome. 1.   The view of Roman Catholicism. a.   Is there any connection between Rome’s view of this church at Rome and its view of the apostle Peter? b.   How does Rome view Peter’s relation to this church at Rome? […]

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