The following articles are related to the topic of ROMANS, BOOK OF

Questions from the Book of Romans

"Please explain the phrase 'law of sin' in Romans 7:25. Also, in what sense were the Gentiles under a 'law written in their hearts' during the time of the Mosaic era (Rom. 2:15)?" The "Law of Sin"It appears that the phrase "law of sin" is a figurative expression that describes the continuing urges of the flesh that war against our ... read more »

Romans 8:21 — Creation Delivered

One of the most perplexing contexts in the book of Romans is found in chapter 8. In this section Paul suggests that the "whole creation" anticipates a deliverance from the bondage of corruption (vv. 21, 22). The key question is this: in what sense will the "creation" be delivered from corruption? Is the language literal or figurative? Those of the ... read more »

An Analysis of Romans 14

The fourteenth chapter of the book of Romans is an intriguing piece of literature. Often misunderstood, frequently abused, it offers much instruction for the spiritually minded student. It confronts a variety of issues. The text arises out of a transitional era in religious history when many converts to Christ were passing from one great divine system (the Mosaic regime) to ... read more »

Paul’s Two-Year Roman Imprisonment

It was an amazing series of events that brought Paul to Rome, the great capital city of the empire. One archaeological source suggests that the population of the imperial city in the first century was in excess of four million people, about three times the size of a large, modern city (Unger 1962, 316). When Paul wrote to the saints ... read more »

The Roman Catholic – Jewish Compromise

"The Jewish Week" is a news journal serving the Hebrew community of greater New York. On Friday, January 25th, the paper published a sensational article, the title of which was ""The Wait Is Over: Jews' Messiah Now Kosher"." The article, authored by staff writer Eric J. Greenberg, revealed a stunning compromise recently coming out of the Pontifical Biblical Commission of ... read more »

A Study of Romans 14

Romans chapter 14 is a complex segment of scripture that frequently has been both misunderstood and abused. It confronts a variety of issues. The text arises out of a transitional era in religious history when many converts to Christ were passing from one great divine system (the Mosaic regime), to another (the Christian age). Because of the diverse backgrounds, religious ... read more »

The Roman Catholic – Lutheran Peace Treaty

The formal beginning of the Protestant Reformation, as generally fixed by historians, was October 31, 1517. On that day, Martin Luther went to the Cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany and nailed a parchment to the door containing ninety-five "theses" (actually, indictments), objecting to various elements of Roman Catholic doctrine. Most of these were directed against the Roman dogma relating to the ... read more »

Rich Nuggets in Romans 14:9

Due to our frantically busy lives, there are so many things that we are prone to overlook when we read the sacred Scriptures. Consider, for example, Romans 14:9: "For to this end Christ died and lived, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living." "For" is a conjunction which explains a previous statement, namely that, "...we ... read more »

Romans 9:22 – Is Eternal Punishment Fair?

Many religionists who deny the biblical teaching of the eternal, conscious torment of hell do so strictly on emotional grounds. They reject everlasting punishment - not because they have carefully studied the scriptural evidence, and have arrived at their convictions on an intellectual basis - but because, in their view, eternal punishment just "doesn't seem fair." How could a just ... read more »

Romans 1:20 – The Testimony of Creation

In Romans 1, Paul delivers a blistering indictment against the ancient pagan world. The heathen society of that day had drifted far from God. The darkness of idolatry had smothered out a true view of Deity. No excuse could justify such flagrant rebellion, and for the following reason. "For the invisible things of Him [God] since the creation of the ... read more »