Brief Comments on Romans, EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE My lie ... means, "the lie that I am now dealing with," or "our lie," thus identifying himself with the objector for the sake of a more effective rebuttal. Onsite, literal, conservative, millennial, evangelical "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?" . It is not purchased by holding the communion cup. You cannot hold back any part and try to contribute some portion of your salvation through your own good works a right acceptance before God. 2:25-29 The Spirit Circumcising the Heart. God could not wink at our sin and sweep it under the carpet. Romans 3:21-26 God’s Free Gift of Righteousness, Romans 3:21-26 The Demonstration of God's Righteousness 1, The Demonstration of the Righteousness of God in Romans 3:25,26, Romans 3:21-26 The Just and the Justifier, Romans 3:21-26 God's Invincible Purpose 3: God Vindicated His Righteousness in Death of Christ, Romans 3:21-4:8 God Justifies the Ungodly, Romans 3:27-31 Justification By Faith Is the End of Boasting, Romans 3:27-31 Justification By Faith Establishes the Law, Romans 3:28 The Reformed Faith and Racial Harmony, Romans 3:29-30 One God and One Salvation for All the Nations, Romans 4:1-5 God Credits Faith As Righteousness. “Impute” is not a word that we use in our daily English language, but it simply means ‘to credit to the account of, to reckon to the account of.’ It is a legal term in which a judge declares one who stands before his judgment bar to be acquitted of all charges and to be declared to receive the righteousness of God in Christ. It is impossible to think of the body of Christ as being anything other than the church, as far as earth is concerned. There must be deposited into our account the positive, saving righteousness of God. These thoughts are offered in the prayerful hope that people may forsake human theories of salvation, that they might believe and be baptized, as Christ commanded, and give glory to God "in the church" as directed by an apostle (Ephesians 3:21). Romans 1:24-32 The Consequences of Rejecting Light. In verse 27, he insists justification is received "by a law of faith." The fact noted above, that God is at once the propitiation and the propitiated, is strongly suggestive of the similar paradox in Hebrews 9:11,12, where Christ is typified at one and the same time both by the victim whose blood is shed and by the high priest by whom it was offered. Because it was achieved, not by man, but by Christ, being grounded upon nothing that people might either believe or do, but totally upon the achievement of Christ. The particular aspect of showing God's righteousness which is here given as one of the reasons for the offering of Christ seems to take into account some of the things people might have unjustly thought concerning God and his government of man. The divine act of justification is more than the removal of the penalty of sin. The righteousness of God in justification is received by faith alone. Some commentators, as Lenski, apply these words to Christians primarily; but it seems to this expositor that Paul is plainly dealing with Jewish objections; and, although there may be an application of the principles mentioned here to Christians, the passage is plainly addressed to the Jewish objector. In the very middle of this triangle of salvation is the death of Jesus Christ that He accomplished on the cross. God will not look for the happy medium. Any theory of justification by "faith only" on the sinner's part is refuted by the above considerations, and countless others. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Take your Bible, if you would. “Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9:25-26, Dockery, David S. “Romans 7:14-25: Pauline Tension in the Christian Life,”. The Scriptures! 3:21-31 contain Paul's statement of that one and all just referred to above in Brunner's paragraph on the Law. The cross not only did something for us, it did something to the Father. Such a one is the person "in Christ," who is dead to himself, walking in newness of life, sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, and having been baptized into God's corporate reality, the spiritual body of Christ, and who is, therefore, possessed of a new identity, being no longer his own self, but Christ. . grace increased all the more - Romans 5:20, Sanctification in the Christian Life - Romans 6:1-8:39, Baptized into Christ . Before you believe, you are under the wrath of God. Romans 14:1-12 Our Duty To Those Who Disagree. Romans 12:10-21 Do You Measure Up to God's Standard of Christian Living? There must certainly be far more in the meaning of this word than people can fully comprehend in this life. The misunderstanding of some in reference to these verses lies in their failure to consider the subject matter. Romans 5:3-5 Justification By Faith Means the Ability to Rejoice in Suffering, Romans 5:6-8 Justification By Faith Flows from the Love of God, Romans 5:8 175 and Counting: The Disputed Gospel, Romans 5:9-11 Justification By Faith Means Freedom From God's Wrath, Romans 5:12-14 The Broken Covenant of Works Brought Death into the World, Romans 5:15-17 The Covenant of Grace Stands in Bold Contrast to the Broken Covenant of Works, Romans 5:18-19 The Parallels Between the Broken Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace, Romans 5:20-21 The Law, the Covenant of Works, and Grace, Romans 5:21 Grace Reigns in Righteousness. In Rom. On the other hand, the faith of Jesus Christ, as revealed in the scriptures, is indeed a legitimate ground of justification, because Christ's faith was perfect. The apostle begins, "But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been revealed" (verse 21). This particular edition is in a Paperback format. These verses are a continuation of the prophecy of Isaiah 59:7f; and here one may see the end result of not knowing and not seeking after God. 2, Romans 6:1-14 Spiritual Transformation, Part 3, Romans 6:1-5 Dying to Live 1 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 6:6-10 Dying to Live 2- Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 6:11-14 Dying to Live 3 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 6:15-23 Freed from Sin and Forged unto Righteousness, Romans 6:15-18 Free from Sin 1 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 6:19-23 Free from Sin 2 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 7:1-6 Dead to the Law - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 7:1-6 Free from the Law, Yet Free to Obey, Romans 7:7-8 Four Functions of the Law, Part 1, Romans 7:7-8 Four Functions of the Law, Part 2, Romans 7:14-25 Understanding the Believer's Battle with Sin, Romans 7:14-25 Understanding the Believer's Battle with Sin, Part 2, Romans 7:1ff Dead to the Law, Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 7:14-25 The Believer's Relationship to Sin, Romans 7:14-17 The Believer and Indwelling Sin 1 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 7:14-17 The Believer and Indwelling Sin 1, Romans 7:14-17 The Believer and Indwelling Sin 2 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 7:18-25 The Believer and Indwelling Sin 2, Romans 8:1-4 Free from Sin, Able to Fulfill God's Law, Romans 8:1-11 The Spirit Takes Us from Sin to Righteousness - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:1-11 The Spirit Takes Us from Sin to Righteousness, Romans 8:4-6 The Transforming Work of the Spirit, Part 1, Romans 8:7-11 The Transforming Work of the Spirit, Part 2, Romans 8:12-13 The Key to Spiritual Victory, Romans 8:12-13 The Spirit Empowers Us for Victory, Romans 8:12-13 The Spirit Empowers Us for Victory - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:14-16 Marks of a Child Adopted by God, Romans 8:14-16 The Spirit Confirms Our Adoption - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:14-16 The Spirit Confirms Our Adoption, Romans 8:17-18 Suffering Prepares Us for Glory, Romans 8:17-18 The Gain of Glory - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:19-22 Creation Groans for Glory - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:23-25 The Believer Longs for Glory, Romans 8:23-25 Believers' Groans for Glory - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:23-25 Believers' Groans for Glory, Romans 8:26-27 The Holy Spirit Prays for Believers, Romans 8:26-27 The Spirit's Groans for Glory - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:26-27 The Spirit's Groans for Glory, Romans 8:28 The Extent of the Believer's Security, Romans 8:28 The Recipients, Source, and Certainty of Security, Romans 8:28 The Extent of Christian Invincibility, Romans 8:28 The Recipients of Christian Invincibility, Romans 8:29-30 The Components of Christian Invincibility, Romans 8:31-39 The Challenges of Christian Invincibility, Romans 8:28 The Promise of Security 1 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:28 The Promise of Security 2 - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:29-30 The Ultimate Security of Our Salvation - Study Guide (click dropdown menu), Romans 8:29-30 The Ultimate Security of Our Salvation, Romans 8:31-32 Salvation Is Irrevocable, Pt.