Category Archives: Bible

The Wrath of God: Jews (2)

Romans 2:17-29 In these verses, Paul adds a new dimension to the ongoing tension between Gentile and Jew within the church and that new dimension is that being a “Jew” in the New Testament is something quite different that it … Continue reading

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The Significance of Rome in Paul’s Day

Many commentators have asserted that since the end of the Second World War, New York City has been the world center of finance and culture, and while this can be argued, it is surely the media capital of much of … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God: Jews (1)

Romans 2:1-16 In the last part, I mentioned that we entered the first main section of Romans (1:18 – 3:20) and that this section is divided into 3 subsections, the first of which deals with the condition of the Gentiles. … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God: Gentiles

Romans 1:18-32 After the transition of verses 16-17, we enter the first major section of the book of Romans with verse 18. This first main section of the book extends from 1:18 – 3:20, and it contains three subsections. In … Continue reading

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Prologue

Romans 1:8-17 Paul’s personal observations are contained in verses 8-15, and are followed by a transitional section in verses 16-17. The personal remarks fall into three sections as he tells the Romans of his prayers for them, his desire to … Continue reading

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Greetings

Romans 1:1-7 The custom in the first century was to begin a letter with a greeting that set forth the identity of the author, the recipient and a few words of greeting. In most of Paul’s letters, those few words … Continue reading

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A Brief Introduction to Romans

The letter to the Romans was written by the Apostle Paul while he was in Corinth shortly before his departure to Jerusalem in early 56, 57 or 58 AD. Unfortunately, it is just about impossible to tie down an exact … Continue reading

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