I needed this reminder!
The purpose of Paul’s letter we call “Romans” was to bring unity to the Church based on the great doctrine of justification by faith.
What you’re about to read might change the way you understand the book of Romans and the way you pursue unity in your Church.
In Romans, the apostle provides the most extensive presentation of justification by faith one can find in the Scripture. He teaches this amazing doctrine for the primary purpose of calling for unity between Gentile and Hebrew Christians (chapters 14-15) — for the purpose of unity in the Church.
There are powerful implications behind this fact for all local Churches — in all places; at all times.
A little background is necessary for understanding the purpose of the book of Romans.
Occasion for Romans
We can assume that the gospel reached Rome through “visitors from Rome, (both Jews and converts to…
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