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Romans 15:14-21 Strong Reminders

Bold words spoken in love

Paul is wrapping up his letter to the church in Rome. He makes certain that they know he thinks highly of their faith and foundational knowledge base. But he also wants them to know that he has written this letter as a strong reminder for some of the teachings they need to revisit. He does this through the authority he received from Jesus.

Paul has made some strong points in his letter. One of the major themes is that we are saved by grace and not by works. He ensures that his reader doesn’t discount God’s law though and declare it wasted. No, it doesn’t result in salvation but God had good reason for giving it and through it Jesus was able to reconcile the world. Paul also makes sure that his readers know that the concepts of the law still apply to our behavior. The law is embodied in the two greatest commandments that Jesus spoke of. Read more »