Paul's Letter to the Romans

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A Report:
The Letter of Paul to the Romans

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Reina Carla C. Luciano
Anjelli Mika S. Masa
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Josiah Nathan Gonzales
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I. Introduction
According to a website, bible.org, Paul’s letter to the Romans is probably the most systematic presentation of the gospel in all of his writings, and indeed in all of the New Testament. The letter can be broken down into two major sections, namely, doctrine (1:18-11:36) and then application (12:1-15:13).
Romans was written on a specific occasion and is an act of communication between two parties: the apostle Paul and the Roman Christians. To aid our reading of Romans we need to learn more about both parties.

The Author: Paul the Apostle
Paul did not found the Roman church, nor has he ever visited there. He has gotten to know some of the Roman Christians during his travels (16:3-15), but many of them he has never met. This may explain why he spends a little more time than usual introducing himself and explaining why he writes to a church that some would claim he has no authority over.
Paul considered himself a slave (dou`lo") of Christ Jesus. Paul’s desire in this context is not to simply place himself among venerated Old Testament saints, or express his gratitude to be a servant of Christ Jesus (though both are true), but rather to communicate in plain terms his commitment and devotion to the Messiah Jesus. Though there are several reasons for his allegiance to Christ, it is ultimately due to his recognition of who Jesus is. Paul’s insertion of “Christ Jesus” into the Old Testament formula “a servant of Yahweh” shows the high view of Jesus that he maintained. He considered Jesus worthy of the same obedience and devotion as Yahweh.
The Roman Christians
There is no direct evidence about the way the gospel was first planted in Rome, the capital of the Roman…...

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