- It Is Finished
- The Only Way of Salvation
- No Condemnation
- There is therefore now
no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not
after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit
of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin
and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak
through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
- That the righteousness
of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind
the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the
things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but
to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal
mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law
of God, neither indeed can be.
- So then they that are
in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh,
but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but
the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit
of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that
raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal
bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
- Therefore, brethren,
we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For
if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as
many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
- The Spirit itself beareth
witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And
if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified
The Epistle of Paul to the ROMANS
- The Book of Romans was
written by the Apostle Paul from the city of Corinth shortly
after he wrote 2 Corinthians. Since it is known that the date
of his arrival in Jerusalem on his third missionary journey was
A.D. 58 or 59, and that he was preparing to leave for Jerusalem
(Rom. 15:25, cf. Acts 20:16), Romans is believed to have been
written in the spring of AD. 56.
Although it is commonly believed that Peter founded the
church at Rome, there is very little evidence for this. In fact,
the evidence does not even give us enough information to suggest
who was responsible for leading the believers in Rome. It is
true, however, that the dispersion of the Jews led to a multitude
of synagogues being established in the midst of heathenism throughout
the Roman Empire.
- The apostles and many
other converts to Christianity had ready access to these synagogues.
During that period, the polytheistic religion of the Roman Empire
was becoming increasingly unpopular, and there is a great deal
of evidence that many became proselytes to Judaism or began to
worship the one true God. These were the most receptive to the
message of the gospel since they did not have the hostile predisposition
of the Jews, yet were also convinced that polytheism was false.
Paul was writing to a predominantly gentile audience (Rom.
1:13). His main concerns in writing the Book of Romans were to
educate the believers in the basic doctrines related to salvation
(chaps. 1 -8) and to help them understand the unbelief of the
Jews and how they benefited from it (chaps. 9-11). He also explained
general principles of the Christian life that he wanted them
to be aware of and put into practice (Rom. 12:1 -15:13). [Source
for Introduction of chapter: Hebrew Greek Key Study Bible KJV
edited by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D. AMG Publishers, Chattanooga,