Book of Romans
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Analysis of chapter three; the Jews' privilege of having the oracles of God; our duty to defend the Scriptures entrusted to us and to pass them on; Christian parents and their children.
What about Jewish unbelief? God's faithfulness; truth and justice are not to be questioned; false logic of another objection condemned; how to deal with difficulties; inevitable exposure to the charge of antinomianism.
Only two categories of men; all are under sin since the Fall; Paul's chain of evidence; the primacy of conviction of sin; the blackness of sin and the glory of grace; the plan of the quotations; no one is truly righteous.
Man's condition as a result of sin; lack of spiritual understanding; the meaning of seeking God; the general effects of sin on our conduct; a terrifying mirror: the particular manifestations of sin in word and deed.
The fear of God: reverence; worship and an awareness of God the Judge; the argument summarised; examples of the whole world speechless before God; universal liability to God's wrath; thanksgiving and praise for the blood of Christ.
Statement on main theme; justification; ungodliness and unrighteousness; God's wrath on Jews and Gentiles; every mouth stopped; the function of the law.
The only way of salvation; 'but now' in our experience and in history; analysis of verses 21-31; the gospel of God; the Old Testament preparation.
The vital historic event of Christ's coming; a positive righteousness; not by lawkeeping; but by faith; earned by Christ; the universal need.
The centrality of justification; free grace; the ransom price and the slavery of sin; taught by Christ and the other apostles also.
The essential doctrine of the atonement; the meaning of 'propitiation'; modern translations and denials of this; 'wrath'; the vital issue; deliverance provided by the offended party.