Romans 12-13 and Christian Living

I really appreciate G. P. Waters’ summary of Romans 12:1-13:14 in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament. After he goes through the earlier themes of Romans, he comes to Romans 12 and well explains its place in the epistle. Here’s a portion of what Waters wrote - I think it’ll be helpful for others… Continue reading Romans 12-13 and Christian Living

The “Bright Light” of Romans (Tyndale)

 In 1526 William Tyndale published a preface to his English translation of Romans.  The year before (1525), his English translation of the New Testament was printed in Worms.  [It was, of course, smuggled illegally into England, where church leaders quickly labeled it as a heretical work overflowing with false teaching.  In time, many of his… Continue reading The “Bright Light” of Romans (Tyndale)

The Local Church and Your Spiritual Gifts

In Romans 12:3-6 the Apostle Paul talks about spiritual gifts which God gives his people, Christians who are members of the body of Christ. They are gifts of God, so we can’t brag about them as if we earned them or deserve them. And, of course, we each have different gifts, as Paul explains (12:6).… Continue reading The Local Church and Your Spiritual Gifts

Justification and Double Imputation

Romans 5:19 and 2 Corinthians 5:19-21 are two places in Scripture that teach the twin truths of justification and double imputation: “For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” “…He made Him who knew no sin to… Continue reading Justification and Double Imputation

If You Confess With Your Mouth…

 Here's a great section of FF Bruce's commentary on Romans 10:6-13.  I love how Bruce just says it clearly, succinctly, and plainly, doing his best to simply reflect what Paul said.  "This is the gist of his commentary: God has brought his salvation near to us, in Christ.  We do not have to 'climb the heavenly… Continue reading If You Confess With Your Mouth…