Showing posts with the label Righteousness

Plight to Solution

In  Romans , Paul argues from plight to solution. The gospel is the “ power of God for salvation .” Due to sin, two forces are at work – righteousness and wrath. In his Son, God provides salvation, the solution to the desperate plight of all men that is available to all on the same basis - “ from the faith of Jesus .”

Faithfulness of God

In Romans , Paul stresses the “ righteousness of God ” revealed in the gospel. It is the “ power of God for salvation to everyone who believes ,” and a “ righteousness ” that is being proclaimed throughout the earth to “ Jews and Greeks ” alike. And by the “ righteousness of God ,” the apostle means  HIS  “ righteousness ” - God's  faithfulness  in providing salvation for His wayward creatures. And the genitive construction of the Greek clause, the “ righteousness of God ,” must be given its full weight.

Righteousness and Wrath - Present and Future

Just as sinners await the future judgment of God, so believers wait to receive their full salvation at the resurrection  –  Romans 1:16-23 .  In  Romans , Paul introduced the “ gospel ” that he was proclaiming to the Christians residing in the city of Rome. This “ glad message ” was promised centuries earlier in the Hebrew scriptures, a message concerning the Messiah, the Son of God, which has now been revealed to all the nations in Jesus Christ - both to “ Jew and Greek. ”