ROMANS 1 – Verse by Verse:
“Unrighteous” man explains “live by faith”. God reveals “His invisible attributes”, but this man rejects God. God then gives the man over to impurity.
ROMANS 2 – Verse by Verse:
Romans 2 warns Jewish Christians that they will not be justified by the Law. It announces judgment of deeds, but that is justification by faith.
ROMANS 3:1-8: The faithfulness of God:
These verses deal with the same topic as Romans 9 and 11, namely the causes and consequences of Israel’s rejection of Christ.
ROMANS 9–11; The Chosen Nation – An independent and original interpretation of Romans 9 – 11 to identify the Israel of prophecy:
- Israel in Romans 9 to 11
- All Israel will be saved – This is a shortened version of the article on Israel in Romans 9 – 11. While the main article more or less sequentially works through Romans 9 – 11, this article discusses these chapters thematically.
- Full article in Word
- Summary in Word
Election in Romans 9 – 11: – Romans 9-11 contain many strong election statements, but this is election to a mission, not to salvation, as is confirmed by the Jacob-example and other.
Some Christians in Rome did not eat meat, namely Gentiles, converted from idolatry, who still believed that meat offered to idols gave idols control over them.
The Greek word ‘koinós’ is translated “unclean” in Romans 14:14. It does not refer to the unclean animals of the Old Testament.
Food in Corinth
Similarities to 1 Corinthians 8-10 imply that the same dispute existed, namely meat sacrificed to idols. For the weak Christian eating meat is idol worship.
Romans 14:5-6 Days
Not the Sabbath – No Jewish elements – Issue is non-Jewish – Would contradict Galatians – Sabbath requires specific treatment – In context probably meat-days.
Romans 14:7-13 – Judgment seat of God
Judged by deeds but not be justified by the works of the Law. The difference is a difference in the Law and a difference t=in the function of the Law.
Romans 14:13-23 – Rather Abstain
Strong Christians can harm weaker brethren by eating such unholy food, and should not eat meat rather than to cause harm.