Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 34

This entry is part 34 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep…” Jesus later said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. And again: I am the door: by me if any […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 33

This entry is part 33 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

The phrase “justified by faith”, does not warrant the conclusion that we are justified by faith only. It is a sound principle of exegesis to find out the use a writer makes of a word or phrase, and then to interpret his language in the light of that discovery. It is not different to find out […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 32

This entry is part 32 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

It does not appear that the Judaizers denied that the Gentile believers were saved, but their argument was that the Gentile Christians must, as servants of God, keep the law to be eternally saved, or to remain in a state of salvation. To offset these arguments, Paul shows that all of Abraham’s life was devoted to service to God; he was righteous by faith.   […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 30

This entry is part 30 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

And I will make a covenant between me and thee. Here was a covenant about to be made, and the sequel shows that it was the land covenant, with circumcision as the sign of the covenant. Be it remembered that God had in Genesis 12:1-3 promised Abraham that in his seed all the families of the Earth should […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 28

This entry is part 28 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“And if ye are Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). In the high gospel sense contemplated in the promise made to Abraham, he is the father of only those who believe in Christ. A Jew, as such, has no part in the in this promise. The spiritual family […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 29

This entry is part 29 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“Through the law” means through the righteousness of the law, for the person who does not keep the law perfectly receives nothing through the law but punishment. “They that are of the law” means they that are righteous by law. If such are heirs, faith as a basis for righteousness is void. If the promise was made to those who […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 27

This entry is part 27 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also” (Romans 4:11). Circumcision was a sign of the covenant made […]