Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Romans 1: 1-7 The Intro

[Rom 1:1 KJV] Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Did this verse just say that Paul is an apostle?  How could that be, there are already 12 apostles set up.  Even after Judas was done as an Apostle he was replaced soon after to make 12 again.  12 Apostles makes sense with the way Israel is set up with 12 tribes. How does Paul fit in as number 13?  Some people say he wasn't an apostle because Israel already had the 12.  If we are going to believe the scripture it says Paul is an apostle.  We will see where this leads and why Paul was called to be an apostle.

[Rom 1:2 KJV] (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
[Rom 1:3 KJV] Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
[Rom 1:4 KJV] And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
[Rom 1:5 KJV] By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
[Rom 1:6 KJV] Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
[Rom 1:7 KJV] To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

That about wraps up the introduction.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Romans: When was it written?

The year that Paul wrote Romans has many different points of view.  I have seen dates from AD 52 to AD 57 and there are probably more.

One thing that seems to be consistent is that was written in the Acts 20 to Acts 21 time frame while he was in Corinth.

To me it really doesn't matter when it was written and I don't think it should be something we should get hung up on.  We will leave that argument up to professors.

The important thing to me about Romans is that it is chalked full of doctrine for us today.  Chapters 1-3 are all about sin and how we got there.  It also teaches us about the grace of God and how He planned the whole thing before the world began. Romans 16:25

Ok, tomorrow we start on Chapter 1.  Enough of this into stuff.  See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Romans: Who is it written to and who wrote it?

I don't believe that there is any controversy in who wrote the book of Romans.  It was inspired by God and written by Paul.  Romans 1:1

I guess there is some controversy in that some believers don't believe the Bible is inspired by God.
2 Timothy 3:16 settles it for me.

Who was it written to?  According To Romans 1:7 it is was written to the saints at Rome.

Romans 16:22 Tells us that Tertius wrote the letter for Paul.

Next we will look into when Paul wrote the letter of Romans.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Book of Romans Verse by Verse

Let's go though the letter to the believers at Rome.  I want to go though this from a regular Bible believers way of studying.  By regular I mean "not someone with seminary training".  I can't say most of the 10 dollar words they are taught much less spell them.

I use the KJV and is what I will be using.  I do believe the KJV is God's perfectly preserved Word and we must trust what it says to whom it says it.  We will be studying by rightly dividing the Word of truth as per 2 Timothy 2:15.

In this study we will investigate many different ways that people interpret the scripture and why.  I will give the pros and cons of these interpretations as I see them, but I would encourage you to comment and give the things that you see. This study will not turn into an angry argument between us. I am not here to persuade you to believe like I do but to study the scripture and come to your conclusions.  Acts 17:11 tell you to study the scripture daily and verify what you are being taught.

For tomorrows study let's figure out who the letter was written to and who wrote it.