Romans Archives - Seedbed

One of the most insidious tendencies is to see all of Scripture through the lens of Romans. This bias goes way back in history.

http://youtu.be/lxuJhVOX9Yo Dr. Jim Miller on the relation between sin and worship in the book of Romans. View our growing playlist of Seven Minute Seminary here.
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http://youtu.be/RqDCG_-cbrg Dr. Jim Miller here continues his series on the book of Romans, expounding on the notion of worship as found in the first couple...
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Does Romans 9-11 teach Calvinist predestination? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Ben Witherington explains that Paul's aim is to refute the idea that God now favored the Romans, or Gentiles, rather than the Jews. In the process, he explains how the terms predestination, election, and salvation relate—or don't relate—to one another.

Christians are very familiar with the "Roman Road" way of explaining salvation and doing evangelism. But what if it leads you down the wrong way? In this article, Ken Roach argues that this reading of Romans misunderstands the point Paul is making and ultimately obscures the vision of salvation presented in the New Testament.
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Some of our most cherished beliefs, songs, and platitudes are based on proof-texting, which means that the original historical and literary context of the Bible is ignored.

Ben Witherington maintains that behind Paul's theologizing in Romans and other letters is not abstract ideas like God's sovereignty, grace, nor even some order of salvation. Rather, it is stories—including that of Adam, Moses, and Jesus. This is what we might call Paul's narrative thought world.

Since starting Seedbed, we've accrued many resources on one of the most influential books of all time. The letter to the Romans is worth studying and knowing well. Here we've gathered together videos from 3 of the world's leading New Testament scholars who all address different aspects of this rich word of God.

Dr. Ben Witherington III offers us an introduction to the book of Romans, highlighting key points of background history that are important to keep in mind as we read the letter. In doing so, he reminds us that the work is an occasional letter, not a systematic treatment of or introduction to Christian doctrine.

Certainly the most-debated verses in all of Romans 8 are these, and here careful attention must be paid not only to what is said, but also what is not said.

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