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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #96 on: June 20, 2017, 02:43:26 PM »
Hello again,

I am aware that this, 'walk' through the epistle to the Romans, is being walked by an unobservant creature, for I am very aware that I am missing points of importance along the way. I believe, in order to do this epistle justice, it will need to be 'walked' many times over.  Yet, is this not true in our walks through the hills and dales of this land of ours?  On further walks along the same paths we see things that we missed the first time around.

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HI Chris
I hope your PC problem is soon under control you and your posts are greatly missed so come back soon.

Its very true what you say above were ever you look on our walk we find different aspects of Gods word to consider this text came to mind.

Rom 11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
 
How very true but lets walk on slowly and hopefully we wont miss to much.

Love and Peace
Dave

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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #97 on: June 22, 2017, 12:40:22 PM »
'But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ
unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: ... '

(Rom.3:21,22)

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Hello again,

Thank you for your responses.  As you can see I have 'kicked' this frustrating device into operation, Tes, as you suggested  :)

I want to consider the words, above, 'by faith of Jesus Christ, ', for the usual interpretation makes, 'the faith of Jesus Christ', to mean the believer's faith in Christ, which I do not believe to be correct. 

* Righteousness cannot arise, 'out of law', it can only arise, 'out of the faith of Jesus Christ.'
* His faith and faithfulness, not my belief in Him, is the great cause and foundation of the glorious gift of the gospel. 

'Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid:
for if there had been a law given which could have given life,
verily righteousness should have been by the law.
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin,
that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ
might be given to them that believe.'

(Gal.3:21,22)

Praise God!

In Christ Jesus
Cariad

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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #98 on: June 22, 2017, 02:26:38 PM »
Hi Chris
Great to have you back you have been missed  I like the above post Thanks for pointing  out " by faith of Jesus Christ " I don't think I had noticed it be fore that's what comes of reading to quickly.

It is Christs Faith which is highlighted here and I can think of no better proof of that than these words he utter on the cross.

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Luk 23:46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
 

Here is Christs total faith in God the father to do everything that had bean promised in the scriptures.
If only we could copy that faith.

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Dave




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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #99 on: June 22, 2017, 09:44:10 PM »
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davetaff: Luke 23:46
Here is Christs total faith in God the father to do everything that had bean promised in the scriptures.
If only we could copy that faith.

* Thank you, Dave, I had not thought of that in this way before.

'For all have sinned,
and come short of the glory of God;
Being justified freely
by His grace
through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus:'

(Rom 3:23,24)

* What I would like to consider for a moment are the words, 'being justified freely'.  Yet I am conscious that this is just a small part of a sentence that began at the beginning of Rom.3:21 and goes on to the end of Rom. 3:26, and I always feel a little guilty of not quoting all of it here.

* This justification is freely given to us, isn't it? Even though we have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Yes, we have been tried in the balance and found wanting; yet His wondrous grace freely justifies the one who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, and His all-sufficient sacrifice for sin.
 
* The words, 'come short' (or coming short) and the words, 'being justified', are both in the present tense, so there is no interval between the two states, He truly 'justifies the ungodly' (Rom. 4:5). Our justification by God is totally unmerited, as the words, 'freely' and 'by His grace' show.

* It is good to stand here and smell the ground we are standing on, let it permeate our consciousness and thrill our soul: that Justification is an act of pure grace, it is a gift undeserved and unmerited; we are declared, 'Not guilty', and God's righteousness is reckoned ours, on the basis of, 'the redemption that is in Christ Jesus'.  Christ's death dealt with our sin: yes,  His blood both redeems, atones and makes us near unto God.

'Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.'

'Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man,
unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, saying,
"Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven,
and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin
."'

(Rom.4:6-8)

* Amen to that!


Praise His Holy Name!

In Christ Jesus
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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #100 on: June 25, 2017, 05:28:53 PM »
Hi Chris
Thanks for another good post I was thinking of this verse.

Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


Although we are justified freely It's a free gift for us It has cost the father and the son Jesus Christ an horrific price has it not even death on the cross I think we need to consider this when we consider the free grace given to us.
All free gifts cost somebody something and the recipient should consider that cost and give thanks accordingly.

Love and Peace
Dave   

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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2017, 11:15:38 AM »
Hi Chris
Thanks for another good post I was thinking of this verse.

Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:


Although we are justified freely It's a free gift for us It has cost the father and the son Jesus Christ an horrific price has it not even death on the cross I think we need to consider this when we consider the free grace given to us.
All free gifts cost somebody something and the recipient should consider that cost and give thanks accordingly.

Love and Peace
Dave

Yes, Dave, I am glad you have said this, for it is true: we cannot begin to know the depth of suffering endured by God, either as Father, Son or Spirit, in order to make it possible for mankind to be reconciled to Him, know forgiveness of sin, receive His righteousness, and His gift of life eternal.; which we received by the faith of Christ

Praise His Name!

For His love and grace.
In Christ Jesus
Cariad


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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2017, 11:57:46 AM »
'Being justified freely by His grace
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in His blood,
to declare His righteousness
for the remission of sins that are past,
through the forbearance of God;... '

(Rom 3:24,25) 

Hi there,

As I seek to continue this walk through Romans, I see markers in the path, which because I am familiar with them I am in danger of overlooking, in the assumption that everyone else is equally familiar with them too.  These markers are words, words which have a wealth of teaching in themselves, such as, 'Redemption,''Justification' and 'Propitiation'.
 
The verse above tells us that we who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ are justified, or 'declared to be not guilty', by the death of the Lord Jesus Christ: He, in taking upon Himself the penalty for our sin, and for paying it's price (death), made it possible for us to be set free from the law of sin and death, which declared that, 'the soul that sinneth it shall surely die.

Praise God!

My time has gone, God willing I shall be back soon.
In Christ Jesus
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Re: A walk through Paul's epistle to the Romans
« Reply #103 on: July 28, 2017, 09:27:11 AM »
Hello again,

Before continuing I need to look back, at the introduction of the Gospel of God in (Romans 1:16-18), there the good news of salvation by grace is given, and with it the knowledge of the wrath of God.  The one necessitates the other.  In acknowledging the one we have to also acknowledge the other.

'The whole world lieth in wickedness', and mankind 'is dead in trespasses and sins.' In spiritual darkness, manipulated by the spirit that works in them, the spirit of the Prince of the power of the air (Eph.2:2). They are following the course of this world, and will meet the same end.

We, who have been saved by grace, were under that same power, in the same darkness, dead too in trespasses and sins, but God has quickened us together with Christ, and given us spiritual life.

That is the point of it all, that is why salvation is so necessary, for God in His mercy and grace has provided a way out - (Romans 10:9,10; John 14:6)

Praise God!

In Christ Jesus
Cariad