Romans And The Christian Worldview

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Romans and the Christian Worldview
Todd M. Lynch

BIBL 425 D01

Romans and the Christian Worldview
Paul’s letter to the Roman’s was an occasional epistle as opposed to a systematic theology. However, Paul did present the Gospel in a systematic way. He was writing to an unknown audience of Christian’s, so he made sure to explain himself thoroughly in all areas, more so than if he was writing to those who knew him or had heard him speak before. He wanted to give the Roman’s a good foundation to work from. In doing so he has given Christian’s of today a good foundation for their biblical worldview. While one certainly cannot extract their entire worldview from the book of Roman’s, it is certainly a good basis. Paul covers several areas that are important to one’s worldview in this letter. They will be discussed in this essay. They are creation, sin, salvation, eschatology, ethics and theology. Each topic will be given a closer look as we proceed.
Paul discusses creation in the first chapter of Romans. He mentions it in Romans 1:20 (NASB) “20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” Basically what he is saying is that God has revealed Himself through His creation, therefore man has no excuse for not knowing Him. However he goes on through verses 21-32 to discuss how man has

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