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- 1 Who wrote the books of Romans and who did they write it to?
- 2 When did the events of the book of Romans happen?
- 3 What is the setting of the book of Romans?
- 4 What is the purpose of the book of Romans?
- 5 How does the book of Romans apply to my life?
- 6 Summary
Who wrote the books of Romans and who did they write it to?
Paul wrote the book of Romans to all Christians in Rome, some Jews and mostly gentiles, a church in which he had not founded and had never visited.
When did the events of the book of Romans happen?
The book of Romans was likely written around AD 57.
What is the setting of the book of Romans?
Paul likely wrote this letter while in Corinth on his third missionary journey, just before his journey to Jerusalem.
What is the purpose of the book of Romans?
- Revelation of God’s Righteousness (Rom. 1-8)
- Vindication of God’s Righteousness (Rom. 9-11)
- Application of God’s Righteousness (Rom. 12-15)
- Conclusion (Rom. 16)
How does the book of Romans apply to my life?
- Explains why and how the gospel of Christ is God’s power to save those who believe and clearly explains the resurrection of Christ.
- Enforces that righteousness is by grace through faith, not through works of the Law.
- Defines the righteousness of God, condemnation, justification, and sanctification.
- Helps Christians understand what it means to be chosen by and restored to God.
- Makes plain how God’s righteousness applies to the daily lives of all Christians.
- Describes the sinfulness of humankind in detail.
- Addresses the spiritual gifts given to believers.
Romans was written to a mixed audience of Jews and gentiles. It challenges secular and pagan beliefs, as well as instills spiritual confidence in believers. This letter from Paul to the Romans is packed with his systemic defense for the gospel as well as encouragement and instruction in Christian living, Christian freedom, and ways in which we are called to present ourselves as followers of Jesus Christ.
Throughout the book of Romans, Paul provides vital wisdom, guidance, and testimony that is important for all Christians to take to heart. This is commonly known as an incredibly convicting book.