The New Testament

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Name: Nathan Charles Garçonvil
Assignment: The Christian Worldview
Prof: Sheldon, Martin

The letter to the Romans has been one of the icons among the books of the New Testament; the content of the book of Romans has a very significant importance for its pastoral, theological and other civil issues that Paul addressed in it. The main focus of the Romans is the doctrine of salvation through Christ.

Genesis 1:26-3 says his creation is not only “good,” but is “very good.” Romans tells us that God has given us a real testimony of Himself through his creation. Paul explains that natural revelation is in fact a real thing in Rom 1:20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen,
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Rom 3:23 says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Our physical death is surely a part of the consequences of our sinful nature, however, Romans 3:23 went deeper, and gave us a glimpse of our secondary death. God is life and fall short of the glory of God is falling short of life. The consequence of sin is not only physical but also spiritual death. Our physical death is a good testimony of that in this world and also a clear example of the spiritual death will look like. People die not because it is unfair or just because it is the natural order of things but because of sins, for its consequences is death not only physical but also spiritually.


“ Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom 5: 20-21, what a great news; whoever believes in Him is free indeed! Our salvation does not rely on us through works, but it is the free gift God to whoever believes in His son. Paul discusses the Mosaic Law, he explains that the Mosaic Law in itself is right and without flaws, it is our incapacity to uphold the law that creates our dilemma. Anyway, the
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