Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 21

This entry is part 21 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

Continued from Part 20 “For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 22

This entry is part 22 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

Continued from Part 21 The “now” is emphatic, in the present case or in the present dispensation, a plan of righteousness has been manifested, made known, or brought to light. This plan is distinct from law. And yet the Jew should not have been astonished at the inauguration of this new plan of righteousness, for […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 23

This entry is part 23 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus” (Romans […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 24

This entry is part 24 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” (Romans 3:28). Here he may draw hurtful conclusions, if we do not keep in mind Paul’s line of argument. Paul is not contrasting faith and the obedience of faith, but he is contrasting justification by works of the law and […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 25

This entry is part 25 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God” (Romans 4:1- 2). Paul reminds them that the world had become guilty before God, and that all had sinned, and it was impossible […]

Paul’s Letter to the Romans Part 26

This entry is part 26 of 35 in the series Paul's Letter to the Romans

“Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin” (Romans 4:6-8). The Lord does not reckon sin, but does reckon righteousness, to […]

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 […]

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 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 […]