Romans - Introduction

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  1. R. J.

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    Romans - Introduction

    Here is some general introductory information concerning the book of Romans.

    The Book of Romans is THE doctrinal book on salvation in the New Testament. The theme of this book is righteousness through faith as the grounds of justification. It teaches that a person is saved by grace through faith. It reveals New Testament salvation, redemption, sanctification, justification, predestination, adoption, regeneration, and glorification.

    The Old Testament is quoted directly 30 times in the Book of Romans. Paul teaches ACCORDING to the "scriptures of the prophets" (Romans 16:26).

    Time Frame

    The Book of Romans was written by the apostle Paul from Corinth in about 58 AD and was delivered to Rome by Phebe (Romans 16:1). It was written sometime before the events described in Acts 25. Paul had not yet visited Rome at the time of this books writing and he goes to Rome for the first time in Acts 25. Paul probably wrote this book sometime around the events we see in Acts 20, 21 and 22.

    General Comments

    Paul's epistles were not written in the order in which they appear in the bible. The epistles to the Thessalonians were written first in about 54 AD. Galatians probably followed with Romans being written next. The remaining epistles were written between 59 and 67 AD. Bishop James Ussher writes in his "The Annals of the World" that Paul was beheaded in Rome on June 29, 67 AD.

    Outline

    The general outline for the Book of Romans can be summarized in five points:
    1. Historical (Chapters 1 - 5)
    2. Doctrinal (Chapters 6 - 8)
    3. Prophetic (Chapters 9 - 11)
    4. Practical (Chapters 12 - 14)
    5. Conclusions (Chapters 15 - 16)
    So, let's begin our study of the Book of Romans.

    Here are the links to each chapter:
    1. Romans Chapter One
    2. Romans Chapter Two
    3. Romans Chapter Three
    4. Romans Chapter Four
    5. Romans Chapter Five
    6. Romans Chapter Six
    7. Romans Chapter Seven
    8. Romans Chapter Eight
    9. Romans Chapter Nine
    10. Romans Chapter Ten
    11. Romans Chapter Eleven
    12. Romans Chapter Twelve
    13. Romans Chapter Thirteen
    14. Romans Chapter Fourteen
    15. Romans Chapter Fifteen
    16. Romans Chapter Sixteen
     
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  2. EdSutton

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    Uh- outta' curiosity, doesn't one normally give the 'introduction' before the 'exposition'?

    Ed
     
  3. R. J.

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    Hi Ed,

    No, the Romans Introduction was posted last in order to place the LINKS to the rest of the bible study.

    Jim
     

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