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Romans 12:3 - 16: Thanksgiving for the Measure of Faith God has Given to Each Member of Christ’s Body Who are Called Saints:

Volume 5, Number 35

Before proceeding, I need to correct an error in the last study, Vol 5, No 34; in the paragraph after point # 17 I wrote that “all the 10 commandments apply to the believer today.” This is incorrect as only 9 of the commandments apply today. Nowhere in the Pauline epistles are we instructed to keep the Sabbath; it has no place for believers today according to Galatians 4:9 - 11. Under Paul’s ministry, the early churches met on Sunday, the first day of the week, Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:2.Today, we’ll begin with the 34th occasion of the word... Continue reading →

Romans 12 - 13: The Believer’s Conduct; Rewards & Loss:

Volume 5, Number 34

Our last study opened the 12th chapter of Romans: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1 - 2. Whereas Israel was commanded to follow the Law, Exodus 20:1 - 17; Exodus 35:1 - 4, etc., individual members of the Body of Christ, both Jews and Gentiles,... Continue reading →

Romans, the Linchpin of the Bible and the Believer’s Reasonable/ Logical Service:

Volume 5, Number 33

Two dictionary definitions for the word “linchpin” are 1) “something that holds the various elements of a complicated structure together,” and 2) “the most important member of a group or part of a system, that holds together the other members or parts or makes it possible to operate as intended.” I submit that just as the Lord Jesus Christ is the “linchpin” of creation, Colossians 1:15 - 18; Hebrews 1:2 - 8, so the epistle of Romans is the “linchpin” of His Word. Romans looks back to the beginning, providing the key to how salvation was accomplished for Abel, Noah,... Continue reading →

The 66 occurrences of Justification/Righteousness in Romans:

Volume 5, Number 32

Our last study examined “The Power of the Gospel of Christ revealed to The Apostle Paul;” “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” Romans 1:16 - 17. Note that the gospel of Christ reveals the righteousness of God from Faith to faith. This study will examine six (6) Greek words translated variously as... Continue reading →

(31) Romans: The Power of the Gospel, an in depth examination

Volume 5, Number 31

This Faith Study is a 50 minute video of a presentation made at the West Valley Grace Fellowship Church on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 10:30 AM.It is presented to further explain the last Faith Study, Vol 5, No 30 with details that there was not enough space to present in that study.Video unsupported... Continue reading →

Romans: The Power of the Gospel of Christ revealed to The Apostle Paul:

Volume 5, Number 30

Since Adam, “… all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God,” Romans 3:23; “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10, quoted from Old Testament (OT) passages, including: “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Ecclesiastes 7:20, Psalms 14:3. And it’s been impossible for anyone to be righteous before God by doing works of the flesh required by religion. Romans teaches how those living prior to and after the Apostle Paul was commissioned to minister could and can be righteous. Two verses set the... Continue reading →

Correction to Vol 5 - No 28 published May 24, 2021, titled: Romans 11: Part 6: Election and Restoration; The Unfathomable Riches of the Wisdom and Knowledge of God:

Volume 5, Number 29

A reader pointed out an error in my last publication and I stand corrected, appreciate the input, and present this correction. The error is in the first paragraph of the study, quoted as follows:“Remembering that Romans 11 deals with the restoration of the Nation of Israel and the salvation of Gentile Nations we continue where we left off in the last study at Romans 11:21: “For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.” This has nothing to do with the individual believer’s eternal security, Romans 8:38 - 29, it has to do... Continue reading →

Romans 11: Part 6: Election and Restoration; The Unfathomable Riches of the Wisdom and Knowledge of God:

Volume 5, Number 28

Remembering that Romans 11 deals with the restoration of the Nation of Israel and the salvation of Gentile Nations we continue where we left off in the last study at Romans 11:21: “For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.” This has nothing to do with the individual believer’s eternal security, Romans 8:38 - 39, it has to do with the Gentile Nations vis-à-vis the Nation of Israel. The “natural branches” refer to the Nation of Israel and the warning to heed lest “God also spare not thee” is directed to the... Continue reading →

Romans 11: Part 5: Gentiles, Branches cut from the Wild Olive Tree vis-a-vis Israel, the Natural Olive Tree Branches:

Volume 5, Number 27

Whereas the 10th chapter of Romans explains how individual Jews and Gentiles are saved into The Body of Christ by grace through faith, the 11th chapter deals with the restoration of the Nation of Israel and the salvation of Gentile Nations. Unfortunately, this truth was obscured by early church fathers shortly after Paul revealed it. It was promoted as “replacement theology,” i.e., the false teaching that the Christian Church has replaced National Israel regarding the plan, purpose and promises of God, (What is Replacement Theology). This belief exists to one degree or another today by many who either don’t understand... Continue reading →

Romans 10:5 - 21: Part 4: Faith by Hearing and Hearing by the Word of God; To Hear or not to Hear, that is the Question:

Volume 5, Number 26

Chapters 9 - 11 of Romans teach the Sovereignty of God in Election & Restoration: Election in that God chose/elected the Nation of Israel to be His people, however they rejected Him, first when they crucified their Messiah, then when they stoned His messenger Stephen to death, thus rejecting the offer of His Kingdom; Restoration in that a remnant of Israel will someday be placed in a position of prominence as the leading Kingdom on earth when the Lord Jesus Christ returns after the Tribulation. The end of the 9th and the full 10th chapter document the status of Israel... Continue reading →

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