The origins of the Church in Rome are unknown but probably date to soon after the day of Pentecost, when Jews visiting from Rome heard Peter preach see Acts There seem to be at least three main reasons why Paul sent this epistle to the Romans:.
For years Paul had wanted to preach the gospel in Rome see Acts ; Romans ; He evidently had reason to suspect that such misunderstandings had reached the Church members in Rome, so he wrote to alleviate any concerns before he arrived. Not long before Paul wrote this epistle, Jewish Christians who had been expelled from Rome by the emperor Claudius see Acts began returning to Rome and to predominantly gentile Christian congregations.
This situation may have given rise to some of the tensions and problems between Jewish and gentile Christians.
Romans: Bible Study Commentary in simple English
He promoted Church unity by teaching how doctrines of the gospel apply to all Saints see Romans — ; —36 ; — Romans 1—3. Paul explains the doctrine of justification by faith in Jesus Christ.
By faithfully accepting the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be justified forgiven and receive salvation. Romans 4—8. Paul cites the example of Abraham to illustrate the doctrine of justification by faith.
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