Book of Romans
Page 1 of 2
Connection with chapter one; the man being addressed; the Jew; the law and circumcision; the subtlety of sin in denying justification by faith; separation of doctrine and life.
Proof that the Jews; too; are without excuse; the essence and attitude of sin; denouncing others; condemning ourselves; judgement according to truth; penetrating and impartial judgement.
Judgement and the nature of the atonement; no escaping the judgement of God; misuse of God's goodness to deny judgement; a low estimate of the riches of God's goodness; forbearance and longsuffering.
Long-suffering considered as a licence to sin; insulting God; God's design in repentance; constraining grace not irresistible; the priority and necessity of repentance.
The meaning of repentance; changing our mind and our course of action; our attitude to God; ourselves; life and death; a hard and impenitent heart in control; the treasury of wrath.
Universal; but individual; judgement; no privileged positions; judgement according to works; the tests of the righteous and unrighteous; their attitude; general tenor of life and practice; the two destinies.
Justification by works and the context; the grounds of condemnation and the evidence of faith; the dangers of Sandemanism; antinomianism and believism.
God is unbiased; Jews; Gentiles and the law; judgement according to our situation; the Jews' greater opportunity; Christ; the Judge who knows our secrets; Paul's gospel.
The parenthesis; doing the law; not hearing it;is what counts; the Gentiles' moral consciousness proved; three false deductions about their condition; the impossibility of 'living up to our light'.
God's standards; both Jews and Gentiles condemned; objections about 'righteous' people; 'noble' philosophers and 'good' pagans; application to the Jews in terms of their failure to act according to their knowledge.