This chapter provides an exegesis of Romans 1:1-7.
This article offers due consideration of several passages in Scripture that mention homosexuality: Genesis 19, Leviticus 18, Leviticus 20, Romans 1:18-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, and 1 Timothy 1:8-10. Along the way the author often draws out the implications of the texts for our understanding of the issue. His conclusion is that Scripture forbids homosexual practices.
What is the significance of man being created in the image of God? This article outlines the current state of exegesis on this doctrine and the problems connected with the traditional theological interpretation of Genesis 1:26. Next, he considers the newly recognized importance of intertestamental Judaism for a Christian doctrine of the image of God.
Is there a link between worship and ethics in Romans 12? Too often the main inspiration for Paul's thinking behind this text is ignored. The biblical-theological background to Paul's argument and the wider context of Romans must be taken into consideration. Peterson argues that the first two verses of Romans 12 proclaim a reversal of the downward spiral depicted in Romans 1.
This article believes that it is impossible to treat Paul’s understanding of the law of Moses rightly apart from at least some discussion of "natural revelation" in Paul’s letter to the Romans. The author believes that the two themes are linked in Romans 2:12-16 in such a way that the interpretation of one affects the interpretation of the other.
What ought to characterize the Christian life? This article indicates the unity of vision for a Christian life in Romans 12:9-21, Philippians 4:2-9, and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24. This unity of vision helps us see the correspondence between Romans 1:18-32 and Romans 12:1-2 and the unity of Romans 12–13 as a whole.
This paper seeks to challenge the conviction that the Bible is obsolete when Christians seek for divine guidance in the matter of homosexuality. It re-examines some of the main texts and arguments commonly followed when the texts are applied. Texts considered include Genesis 19, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1Timothy 1:10.
Thielman is convinced that if one is to understand how justification functions in Paul's writings, one needs to understand how the righteousness language functions in Romans 1:17. He argues in this article that part of the reason for the volatile interpretive history of this verse is that the phrase is polyvalent. He further argues that the "righteousness of God” has three meanings in Romans 1:17.
The house of David is central to the Bible's message of salvation. Boda explores in Chapter 1 the theological theme of David and his household. He starts with David and New Testament theology, and proceeds to trace in the Old Testament the relationship between King David and God as king. Relevant passages considered are 1 Samuel 8, Romans 1:3, and 2 Corinthians 6:18.
Can it be declared that God is clearly revealed in creation and his government of creation? Is this general revelation accessible to all people? Early Christian exegesis of Romans 1:18–22 tried to reflect on these questions. This article wants to treat general revelation from a theological perspective, with special reference to the church fathers and ancient Christian exegetes.
The Week 2-study provides an exploration of Romans 1:1-17. The passage’s place in the letter is explained. This is followed by a short commentary on the text and reflection on its implications for the reader’s personal life.
This article discusses the fifth tenet identified in Covenental Apologetics, written by Scott Oliphint. Looking at the text of Romans 1:18-21, the author shows that all people know God, and this knowledge entails covenental obligations. The author discusses what this means in relation to apologetics.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:24-32.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:18-23.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:17-18.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:8-17.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:5-7.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:4.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:3-4.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 1:1-3a.
This article is about defending the faith and the self-deception of the unbeliever. The author talks about the self-deception we find in this world, and then looks at what Scriptures says about self-deception, especially Romans 1:18-32. The author then continues to look at how we should confront self-deception and the concludes with some remarks on 1 Peter 3:15.