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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Message Outlines: Chapter 10

Romans 10:5-13 (3)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 10 Paragraph # 2 Study # 3
April 7, 2009
Lincolnton, N.C.

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Thesis:The "message" of "the righteousness which is of faith" is that a one-on-one event between God and a man will result in "salvation" if that one-on-one event is marked by faith in what God has said.

Introduction:In our study last week we began to look into the "message of faith" in contrast with the "message of Law". The message of "Law" is a demand for consistent Law-keeping. Paul expanded his Romans context in Galatians 3:10 by making sure that we understand that the legal demand is "continuing in all things which are written in the book of the Law". The message of "faith", on the other hand, is a promise that, as Galatians 3:13 also expands, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us."

In that study, we noted that the first premise of the message of faith is the prohibition, "Do not say in your heart, 'Who...?'". This means that "faith" already knows the "Who?" that is responsible for the content that is to be "believed" for salvation.

This evening we are going to look more carefully into what Paul wrote so that our grasp of his meaning can be a bit more clear.


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