Book of Romans
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Analysis of chapters 5-8; showing that the main theme is not sanctification but the certainty of final salvation; chapter 5:1-11: the consequences of justification; through our Lord Jesus Christ; 'peace with God' before 'the peace of God'.
The manward and Godward sides of 'peace with God'; six tests of our justification; peace and assurance; the characteristics of true and false peace.
Access to God; our once-for-ever introduction into the state of grace; its privileges and blessings; the security of our standing; boldness and assurance.
Boasting and exulting in hope; 'the glory of God'; glorification and physical resurrection; 'glory begun below'; the sense of glory.
The Christian's reaction to trials contrasted with that of the cults; not resignation but glorying; understanding God's purpose in trials; the final result.
Hope leads not to shame but to overcoming; the direct; experimental assurance of God's love; supporting testimonies; exhortation to seek this knowledge of God's love.
The Holy Spirit and assurance; the proof of God's working within us; the guarantee of our perseverance in faith; the evidence of the Spirit's presence by His work in us.
Verses 6-8 an exposition of the Father's love; no conflict with His justice; God's love commended in relation to the time; the sending and death of Christ and the character of those saved.
God's love for sinners; the meaning of ungodliness; the righteous man and the good man; the death of Christ; God's love the ground of our assurance.
'Much more then'; salvation past; present and future; Christ's blood the ground of our justification; the finality of God's pronouncement of justification.