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Paul's letter to the church in Rome.

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Who is in charge of rulers and governing authorities: God or Satan?

Romans 13:1-7 (NASB): Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists ...
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Can salvation be lost or not? [duplicate]

Hebrews 10:26-31 seems to suggest that salvation can be lost, as it mentions that someone who was previously sanctified by the blood of the covenant (i.e. saved) may end up receiving punishment (i.e. ...
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Is the tax collector in Luke 18:14 saved according to Rom 3:28?

Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ 14“I tell you that this man, rather than ...
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If God is making decisions that are beyond our control, then why are we responsible for them?

In Romans 9:19-21 (NASB) 19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” 20 On the contrary, who are you, you foolish person, who answers back to God? The ...
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Is faith quantifiable?

Berean Study Bible Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Add to us faith!” 6And the Lord said, “If you have faith like a grain of mustard, you would have said to this mulberry tree, ‘Be ...
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What does the word “works” convey in Romans 2:6?

Romans 2:6 ESV "He will render to each one according to his works". [autou ta erga-his works]. 1 Thessalonians 1:3 ESV "remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and ...
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Didn't Adam make us all sinners?

Romans 5:18-19 (NLT translation): ¹⁸ Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. ¹⁹ ...
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Mark 14:36, Galatians 4:6 “ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ” what is the exact translation of the phrase?

Mark 14:36 "ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ". Galatians 4:6 "ἀββᾶ ὁ πατήρ". Romans 8:15 "ἀββᾶ, ὁ πατήρ". In Smith Van Dyk Arabic translation it is "يا أبا الآب". ...
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Who is the master in Romans 14:4?

Romans 14:4 English Standard Version Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make ...
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How did Paul know that “the whole creation has been groaning”?

Romans 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. What is the source of knowledge? Is it written in the OT? Any specific verse?...
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Why the term “one man” appears 9 times in Roman 5?

Romans 5:12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned— 13To be sure, sin was in the world before the ...
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Is Romans 2:12-16 saying that there is hope of works-based salvation for the unevangelized Gentiles?

Romans 2:12-16 (ESV) says: 12 For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not the hearers ...
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Does God want everyone to be saved or not?

2 Peter 3:9 (ESV) says: 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. ...
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Do the 'vessels of wrath' have libertarian free will?

Romans 9:14-24 (ESV): 14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I ...
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Romans 15:5 is (God of patience) God the father?

Romans 15:5; Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: Is the God of patience God the father in this verse?
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Who in fact subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?

Nine years ago someone posted "Who subjected the creation to futility in Rom. 8:20-21?" In the 'answers' there, no one touched on the single most important point in that passage. That ...
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In Romans 8:3, what is the extent of the likeness in “in the likeness of sinful flesh”?

[Rom 8:3 NKJV] (3) For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God [did] by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the ...
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Is Paul contradicting himself about the observance of special days in Romans 14:5-6 and Galatians 4:8-11?

On the one hand, Paul seems to support both the observance and non-observance of special days as equally valid options in Romans 14:5-6 (NIV): 5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; ...
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What was Paul trying to teach in Romans 14:5-6 when he talked about “special days” and “considering one day more sacred than another”?

Romans 14:5-6 (NIV) says: 5 One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6 Whoever regards one ...
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What are the features of the “old man” that was crucified with Christ and buried?

Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin Is this the past history of our former ...
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Did David have a choice?

In 1 Samuel 13:14 we read of a David But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him ruler over His people, because ...
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Do people seek God?

Romans 3:11 New International Version there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you ...
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Was the “old man” crucified with Christ for all people, or only for believers?

Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. Did this event happen to all people, or ...
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In Romans 1:18, what is the relationship between men's unrighteousness and their suppression of the truth?

How is he saying that men suppress the truth?: by being unrighteousness? motivated by unrighteousness? by wicked means? What is the function of ἐν in the sentence? [Rom 1:18 NLT] (18) But God shows ...
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Did God intend to only “Join” man to his wife - physically or spiritually?

We first learn that "YHVH Elohim" (יְהֹוָ֨ה אֱלֹהִ֧ים) brought Ishah to Ha-Adam, and-"joined" (וְ-דָבַ֣ק) the man to his wife in Bereishit / Genesis 2:22-24. * Later during the ...
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Transgression when there's no expressed command

In one of my previous questions, Dave (Oct 23 at 20:51) wrote a comment which I liked and got me thinking, Except that there was no Law (commandments.) for Job and Noah. In Romans 2:14-15, For when ...
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What is this peace?

In Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ What is this peace?
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Who are said to have the firstfruits of the Spirit in Romans 8:23?

Romans 8:23 NIV 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies Is it 1)Apostles 2)...
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What does “through him” mean in Romans 11:36?

Romans 11:36 (ESV): For from him and through him and to him are all things. Two thoughts: "Through" a person, him, is very personal. The nails that kept Jesus on the cross went through him ...
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(Romans 8:38-39) Recipients are believers feeling guilty about sins Vs (Isaiah 59:1-3) Recipients are God's people who willingly sin

I'm trying compare and contrast Romans 8:38-39 to Isaiah 59:1-3 when it comes to what could separate us from God and/or Love of God. Please Correct me if my following evaluation/assessment is Wrong. ...
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There is no one righteous

In certain passages one might be mislead to think that certain persons like Noah (Genesis 7:1), Job (Job 1:1), Zacharias and Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-6) were able to keep God's commandments. Genesis 7:1 ...
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Are Christians being licensed not to keep the Sabbath according to Colossians 2:16-17, Romans 14:5-8 and Acts 15?

Is Paul giving Christians license to omit Sabbath observance in Colossians 2:16-17 and Romans 14:5-8? Is this corroborated by Acts 15? Below the passages: Colossians 2:16-17 16 Therefore let no one ...
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The priority of the Jews in God's plan of salvation

In Romans 1:16-17 [NASB] we read For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the ...
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Who is the root and the tree in Romans 11?

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the ...
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Colossians 2:5 I am present with you in spirit. Is this literal or metaphor?

Romans 8:9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. Romans 8:9 is true ...
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Why did Paul use the word “boast” so many times in 2 Corinthians?

https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G2744&t=KJV&bn=47#lexResults: Strong's Number G2744 matches the Greek καυχάομαι (kauchaomai), which occurs 21 times in 17 ...
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Why did Paul change the word order of “retribution” and “trap” from Psalm 69:22?

NIV Psalm 69:22 May their table become a snare; may it be a retribution and a trap. Romans 11:9 And David says: "May their table become a snare and a trap, a stumbling block and a retribution ...
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In James 2:23, does the use of the word “fulfilled” (ἐπληρώθη) suggest that Genesis 15:6 was a prophecy about the future (IE: Genesis 22:12)?

[Jas 2:20-26 NASB] (20) But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? (21) Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son ...
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Is “Barbarians” a good/suitable translation in Romans 1:14?

King James Bible Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. In https://biblehub.com/romans/1-14.htm, 19 out of 27 versions translate ...
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Question about punctuation in the Romans; specifically regarding Romans 8:20

In Romans 8:19-21, we read about creation waiting for things to be restored because it was subjected to "frustration." NIV: 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children ...
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Why does the King James Bible appear to not agree with some other translations with regard to “you” in Romans 6:17?

that form of doctrine which was delivered "you". KJV KJV. The form of doctrine was delivered. New American Standard Bible. "you were committed". Christian Standard Bible. "...
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Why Apostle Paul contradicts Jesus regarding God and His resurrected [closed]

If Paul the Apostle was inspired by God to write [Romans], why does Paul teach beliefs contradicting Jesus the Messiah when describing who God is in His relationship to the resurrected? In [Romans 14:...
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How did Paul arrive at his discovery of “Christ in you” in Romans 8?

In Romans 5-6, we can see how Paul arrives at the idea of being in Adam and then in Christ through faith in Jesus. But then in Romans 8:9-10, we find the use of Christ in you. How does Paul arrive at ...
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What is the first husband in Romans 7:1-6?

“Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as ...
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What does the clause ἐκ πίστεώς μου add to Habakkuk 2:4 LXX?

The NT leans very heavily on Habakkuk 2:4 and it is clear that it is not looking at the Hebrew, which reads like this: [Rom 1:17 NKJV] (17) For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith ...
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What does “all” mean in Romans 6:10?

"For the death he died he died to sin, once for all," ESV. All what? "all time" -Romans 5:19 "one man's obedience" does not need repeating. "all people"-...
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What does 'master' signify in Rom 6:9? 'death no longer is master over Him'

Rom 6:9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. So may we clearly understand that while Jesus was in the flesh being tempted ...
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Could the law give life?

This is more of a semantic question, but I keep coming back to it and can't seem to come to a conclusion. Was the law able to give life? I know that Galatians 3:21-22 (and other places) tells us that ...
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Is Paul's appeal to nature in his rejection of homosexual behavior an example and vindication of naturalism?

Prior to Paul, the only Jewish objection to homosexual behavior was penetration and ritual prostitution: [Lev 18:22 NKJV] (22) 'You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. [...
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In Romans 1:16 does Paul suggest there is something shameful about the gospel?

”For I am not ashamed of the gospel (of the Anointed), for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:16‬ Paul might not be ...

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