Romans Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Seedbed

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.
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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.

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

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.

In Romans 8, Paul finally talks at length about the Christian life, and it is not an accident that there are some twenty references to the Holy Spirit.

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.

Listen in on Steve Martyn and Ken Collins as they host a series preaching through John Wesley's sermons, arranged topically according to the Order of Salvation. This week, enjoy The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption (Romans 8:15). Check back every Sunday for a new sermon.

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