romans 1:1:2 meaning

It has just as much in common with a theological treatise as is consistent with the freedom and warmth of a real letter. An apostle - One sent to execute a commission. And it was the customary name which they assumed; Galatians 1:10; Colossians 4:12; 2 Peter 1:1; Jde 1:1; Acts 4:29; Titus 1:1; James 1:1. On ἅγιος holy, see on Acts 26:10. First, "in hope of eternal life" refers to Paul's future hope of eternity with Christ. In short, his self-construal was—and always will be—since the Damascus road anyway, one who was a free and willing slaveof the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul's Old Testament training is manifest. Or else in respect of his singular and miraculous conversion: by reason of which, he thought himself so obliged to Christ, that he wholly addicted or devoted himself to his service. And we may say, with great astonishment, Is Saul also among the apostles? Mankind needs salvation, because every man is a sinner and the wrath of God is poured out on all sin. He affirms, therefore: (1) That all this was promised, and no small part of the Epistle is employed to show this. Lit., bond-servant or slave. (a) Minister, for this word servant is not taken in this place as set against the word freeman, but rather refers to and declares his ministry and office. Verse by verse exegesis on Romans 1:1-17 V. 1 Mentioned of author or sender‟s name in the very beginning of a letter was a common practice in the ancient days of Roman Empire as we have seen in historical background. 2. The verb means "to mark off (ἀπό) from others by a boundary (ὅρος)." The Greek, κλητος αποστολος, is literally, a called apostle, or an apostle called, namely, expressly, as the other apostles were. And how, consistently with his declared principle—not to build on another man's foundation (Ro 15:20)—could he express his anxious desire to come to them that he might have some fruit among them also, even as among other Gentiles (Ro 1:13), if all the while he knew that they had the apostle of the circumcision for their spiritual father? It was a favorite name among the Cilicians, and the nearest approach in sound to the Hebrew Saul. The apostle Paul was unreservedly committed to Christ and to the ministry of the gospel. a. I commend to you Phoebe our sister: Paul certainly knew the value of what women could do in serving the church. He wished to show them, and the remainder of his countrymen, that the Christian religion was built on the foundation of their prophets, and their acknowledged writings. He manifestly studied it; and never fell into the impious opinion that the Old Testament is of little value. Unto the gospel of God; that is, to the preaching and publishing of it. Given the following context, in which Paul describes different roles within the body of Christ (2:6-8) and differing amounts of faith (14:1, 22-23), however, it is best to read these expressions about faith in verses 3 and 6 … Called to be an apostle (κλητὸς ἀπόστολος), As the previous phrase describes generally Paul's relation to Christ, this expression indicates it specifically. They were strangers to him, and therefore he begins by asserting his apostleship. Scripture: Romans 1:1, Romans 7:25. The apostle speaks in the language of his nation, for the Jews frequently call the Bible, writings, Holy Ones; "for", say they, , "all the Scriptures are holy" (c), and style them, , "Scriptures of holiness", or holy Scriptures (d). So doing, he would disarm their prejudice, and furnish a proof of the truth of religion. This is the only passage in which it is applied to scriptures. Regrettably, most trans, lators render the Greek word telos simply as "end" instead of giving Paul's intended meaning of that word in this context. ; Psalm 19:4; Psalm 68:11, et al.). And thus it is not improbable that up to the time of the apostle's arrival the Christian community at Rome had been dependent upon subordinate agency for the increase of its numbers, aided by occasional visits of stated preachers from the provinces; and perhaps it may be gathered from the salutations of the last chapter that it was up to that time in a less organized, though far from less flourishing state, than some other churches to whom the apostle had already addressed Epistles. The reference here is to the historical fact of the selection of St. Paul to be an Apostle; in Galatians 1:15 (“it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb”), it is rather to the more distant act of divine predestination. Romans 1:1-2 “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of … It has the unbroken testimony of all antiquity, up to Clement of Rome, the apostle's "fellow laborer in the Gospel, whose name was in the Book of Life" (Php 4:3), and who quotes from it in his undoubted Epistle to the Corinthians, written before the close of the first century. The proper meaning of this word servant, δοῦλος doulos, is slave, one who is not free. For What Class of Christians was this Epistle principally designed—Jewish or Gentile? 5. (b) Whereas he said before in a general term that he was a minister, now he comes to a more special name, and says that he is an apostle, and that he did not take this office upon himself by his own doing, but that he was called by God, and therefore in this letter of his to the Romans he is doing nothing but his duty. Of intelligence, Romans 1:21 2Cor 3:15; 4:6; Ephesians 1:18 . The most searching investigations of modern criticism have left it untouched. Of old, they who were in great offices were called the servants of God: see Jos 1:1 Neh 1:6 Psa 132:10. “Romans 1.1-5 and Paul’s Christological Use of Hab. 3. Others find in the name an expression of humility, according to Paul's declaration that he was "the least of the apostles" (1 Corinthians 15:9). # 16:19; 1 Thes 1:8. Romans 8:1 actually exists in three basic forms, adequately represented by the following translations: “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” (NASB). The word involves the ideas of belonging to a master, and of service as a slave. prophets which have been since the world began, all who in the O. T. have prophesied the gospel, God promised that He would not only display His grace in the Son, but also that He would publish that very fact to the whole world. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. The name is also given to the Messiah, Isaiah 42:1, "Behold my servant in whom my soul delighteth," etc. (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures.) That a large number of Jews and Jewish proselytes resided at this time at Rome is known to all who are familiar with the classical and Jewish writers of that and the immediately subsequent periods; and that those of them who were at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Ac 2:10), and formed probably part of the three thousand converts of that day, would on their return to Rome carry the glad tidings with them, there can be no doubt. "Called to be an apostle" (A.V. In the holy scriptures (ἐν γραφαῖς ἁγίαις). The Roman name is stereotyped at the moment when he converts the Roman governor.". The Old Testament counterpart of Romans 12:1 is found in the whole of chapter 1 of Leviticus: the burnt offering. (2) Because Paul was not one of those originally appointed. Compare Hebrews 1:1. An Overview of Romans 1–7. On this occasion there accompanied him from Corinth certain persons whose names are given by the historian of the Acts (Ac 20:4), and four of these are expressly mentioned in our Epistle as being with the apostle when he wrote it—Timotheus, Sosipater, Gaius, and Erastus (Ro 16:21, 23). Yadaim, c. 3. sect. 3. Sep 22, 2002. It is a question whether the word contains any reference to official position. His doctrines were in accordance with the acknowledged oracles of God. Jesus is the center of the good news. On the contrary, God promised it before, through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures. Scripture: Romans 1:1, Romans 8:39. which He promised before by His prophets in holy writ. In the Roman world, a slave was considered good if he or she reflected the will of his or her master and adapted his or her own will to the will of the master. The heathen name rises to the surface at the moment when St. Paul visibly enters on his office as the apostle of the heathen. Or else it may respect the more immediate commission he had from Christ himself, Act 9:15 26:16-18. Thus, Paul uses the same word respecting himself; Galatians 1:15, "God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace," that is, God designated me; marked me out; or designed that I should be an apostle from my infancy. It expresses the condition of one who has a master, or who is at the control of another. According to some, both names were borne by him in his childhood, Paulus being the one by which he was known among the Gentiles, and which was subsequently assumed by him to the exclusion of the other, in order to indicate his position as the friend and teacher of the Gentiles. Burnt means to arrest the carnal passions. The idea of “slavery” in the present day has altogether different associations. “Therefore now nothing of condemnation is to them that be in Christ Jesus, which wander not after the flesh,” (Wycliffe). He knew his life of sin and rebellion against God left him empty and feeling dead; but he just couldn’t find the strength to make a final, real decision for Jesus Christ. This is something he longed for, and desired for his Jewish brothers as well as Gentiles (Romans 1:16). The prophetic writings describe not only salvation, the substance of the gospel, but also the preaching of salvation, the gospel itself. Within this context is the Bible's definition of what God means by circumcision. It indicates that he had not assumed the office himself, but that he was set apart to it by the authority of Christ himself. The function of an apostle was to preach the gospel Paul regarded himself as separated to this work. It is called the gospel of God because it is his appointment; it has been originated by him, and has his authority. 2. When God calls he makes what he calls. He never undervalued it. 1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; The Gospel is not in principle a new thing, a sub-version of the true religion as it has hitherto been known to the people of God. (3) that it depended on no vague and loose tradition, but was recorded, so that people might examine for themselves. God’s Good News Concerning His Son. gospel—neither so late as when "the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul" (Ac 13:2), nor so early as when "separated from his mother's womb" (see on [2168]Ga 1:15). In other words you cannot simply look up definitions of Greek words in a lexicon and insert those definitions in a passage for many Greek words have more than one meaning which can only be discerned by examining the context . There is a set of Bible Studies for each set. Separated; either from his mother's womb, in the purpose of God, Gal 1:15; so Jeremiah of old, Jer 1:5. When and Where this Epistle was written we have the means of determining with great precision, from the Epistle itself compared with the Acts of the Apostles. ), signifies called to the office of an apostle. The Greek word, in both places, is the same. Compare 1 Corinthians 7:22; Galatians 4:7; Ephesians 6:6; Plm 1:16. 1 Paul, a a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an b apostle, c separated unto the gospel of God, But in His grace God revealed Himself to the human race in a number of ways and God ordained His plan of salvation before the foundation of the world - so that His righteous wrath against sin, could be poured out upon His only begotten Son - as sin's substitute for … The meaning here does not materially differ from the expression, "called to be an apostle," except that perhaps this includes the notion of the purpose or designation of God to this work. For Gospel, see on superscription of Matthew. (See on [2165]Ac 9:5; [2166]Ac 22:14; [2167]1Co 9:1). Of moral choice, 1Cor 7:37 2Cor 9:7. Jesus asked the disciples (Matt. The defining elements are added subsequently in Romans 1:3, Romans 1:4. (2) that it was confirmed by the authority of holy and inspired men. (1) The reverence which Paul showed for the Old Testament. He regarded himself as called to both his master’s side and to the promulgation of the good news—news inextricably bound up with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of his Lord and God’s richest blessing upon sinful, erring human beings. Naturally, in beginning the more precise description of the new revelation, he refers first to its connection with ancient prophecy. in the Holy Scriptures; the books of the Old Testament, so called from the author, matter, and usefulness of them. Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work whereunto I have called them. To live lives dedicated to God’s service, whether as clergy or laity, is genuine worship—the logical outcome of a decision to follow Christ. Each section of Romans is broken up into teaching or study sections. Godet, "an apostle by way of call. Romans 3:4 illustrates why one has to be very careful to observe the context when defining Greek words. And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection … [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This verse continues Paul's introduction, including three important phrases. Undoubtedly, he could think of n… Double names also, national and foreign, often occur in combination, as Belteshazzar-Daniel; Esther-Hadasa; thus Saul-Paulus. : Galatians 1:12-24; 2 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Timothy 2:7; 2 Timothy 1:11; Romans 11:13. As I emphasized in our recent series on evangelism, one basic principle when you’re sharing the gospel is to keep bringing the discussion back to the person and work of Jesus Christ. Referring to the headings which we have prefixed to its successive sections, as best exhibiting the progress of the argument and the connection of its points, we here merely note that its first great topic is what may be termed the legal relation of man to God as a violator of His holy law, whether as merely written on the heart, as in the case of the heathen, or, as in the case of the Chosen People, as further known by external revelation; that it next treats of that legal relation as wholly reversed through believing connection with the Lord Jesus Christ; and that its third and last great topic is the new life which accompanies this change of relation, embracing at once a blessedness and a consecration to God which, rudimentally complete already, will open, in the future world, into the bliss of immediate and stainless fellowship with God. (2) Paul, exhorting the Romans to give diligent heed to him, in that he shows that he comes not in his own name, but as God's messenger to the Gentiles, entreats them with the weightiest matter that exists, promised long ago by God, by many good witnesses, and now at length indeed performed. Bible Study Questions. called to be an apostle: an apostle was one that was immediately sent by Christ, and had his authority and doctrine directly from him, and had a power of working miracles from him, in confirmation of the truth of his mission, authority, and doctrine; all which were to be found in the author of this epistle, who did not thrust himself into this office, or take this honour to himself, of which he always judged himself unworthy, but was "called" to it according to the will, and by the grace of God: separated unto the Gospel of God. Humanity needs a Saviour. He so calls himself, either in respect of his condition, which was common with him to all true Christians; or else in respect of his office. It was of consequence for him therefore, to affirm that he had not taken this high office to himself, but that he had been called to it by the authority of Jesus Christ. Romans 1:1-2. Sabbat, fol. That he did not take this honour to himself, but was thereunto appointed and called of God. And how, if so, is there no salutation to Peter among the many in this Epistle? Sep 2, 2001. Separated.—Compare especially Acts 13:2 (“Separate me Barnabas and Saul”), where human instruments—the leaders of the Church at Antioch—are employed to carry out the divine will. In this sense it is applied to the disciples of Christ at large (1Co 7:21-23), as in the Old Testament to all the people of God (Isa 66:14). Acts 26:22-23, "saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come," etc. This sacrifice is NOT compulsory. The particular passages of the Old Testament on which he relied will come before us in the course of the Epistle. He that a little before had seen him doing what he is recorded to have done, Act 26:10,11, would never have dreamed of any such thing. Gospel is an exception to the almost invariable usage, in being without the article (compare Revelation 14:6); since Paul considers the Gospel rather as to its quality - good news from God - than as the definite proclamation of Jesus Christ as a Savior. Others of them who had made the apostle's acquaintance elsewhere, and who, if not indebted to him for their first knowledge of Christ, probably owed much to his ministrations, seemed to have charged themselves with the duty of cherishing and consolidating the work of the Lord in the capital. The history of this call you have in Act 9:15. John Piper Sep 2, 2001 705 Shares Sermon. In the same way Jeremiah was designated to be a prophet; Jeremiah 1:5. Romans 1:2. ὃ προεπηγγείλατο. Now this contribution we know that he carried with him from Corinth, at the close of his third visit to that city, which lasted three months (Ac 20:2, 3; 24:17). The Greek indicates that the writer was actually in the apostolate - a called apostle. (2) if these things were promised - predicted in the Old Testament, then Christianity is true. See on John 5:47; see on John 2:22. The gospel is sometimes called the gospel of God, as in this place; and sometimes the gospel of Christ, as in Rom 1:16: it is said to be the gospel of God, because he is the author of it, it is not a human invention; and it is said to be the gospel of Christ, because he is the matter and subject of it. Rev., He promised afore. It included the teachers of the ancient Jews generally. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ — Though once a bitter persecutor; called to be an apostle — And made an apostle by that calling. Up to the date of it the apostle had never been at Rome (Ro 1:11, 13, 15). ; Isaiah 53:11, "shall my righteous servant justify many." In favor of this it may be said that when employed in connection with the names of individuals, it is always applied to those who have some special work as teachers or ministers, and that most of such instances occur in the opening salutations of the apostolic letters. Of all the undoubted Epistles of our apostle, this is the most elaborate, and at the same time the most glowing. ", Separated unto the gospel of God (ἀφωρισμένος εἰς εὐαγγέλιον Θεοῦ). John Piper Sep 22, 2002 1.4K Shares Sermon. ROMANS 4:1-25 THIS chapter beautifully connects with all that precedes it. Romans 2:27-29. Romans. Parah, c. 10. sect. It remains only to speak briefly of the Plan and Character Of this Epistle. The former is emphasized in Paul's use of the term, since Christian service, in his view, has no element of servility, but is the expression of love and of free choice. There was a further reason here for his appealing so much to the Old Testament. 2. Chapter 1. Romans 1. By the prophets - The word "prophets" here is used to include those who wrote as well as those who spake. Old alliances were crumbling as darkness crept across the land. The duty of Christians; to be holy, hereunto are they called, called to be saints. a. But as, in addition to this, the prophets and kings of Israel were officially "the servants of the Lord" (Jos 1:1; Ps 18:1, title), the apostles call themselves, in the same official sense, "the servants of Christ" (as here, and Php 1:1; Jas 1:1; 2Pe 1:1; Jude 1), expressing such absolute subjection and devotion to the Lord Jesus as they would never have yielded to a mere creature. Dr. Morison observes that the superscription is peerless for its wealth of theological idea. The Apostle Paul wrote in Titus 1:1-2, “ Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” Finally, Phœbebe, the bearer, as appears, of this Epistle, was a deaconess of the Church at Cenchrea, the eastern port of Corinth (Ro 16:1). Every passage which he adduces is therefore proof that it is from God. (c) Appointed by God to preach the gospel. Or else it may have respect to Act 13:2, where the Holy Ghost did actually order he should be separated for the work to which he had called him. In succinct form, Paul shows three things about Jesus: He is God’s ete… Certain it is, that the apostle writes to them expressly as a Gentile Church (Ro 1:13, 15; 15:15, 16); and though it is plain that there were Jewish Christians among them, and the whole argument presupposes an intimate acquaintance on the part of his readers with the leading principles of the Old Testament, this will be sufficiently explained by supposing that the bulk of them, having before they knew the Lord been Gentile proselytes to the Jewish faith, had entered the pale of the Christian Church through the gate of the ancient economy. Listen to it with the most profound attention, The believing Romans were, in part, originally Jews, and Paul particularly has regard to the latter, Which he promised before through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures concerning his Son, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Verse Thoughts. He had never been at Rome. That it owed its origin to the apostle Peter, and that he was its first bishop, though an ancient tradition and taught in the Church of Rome as a fact not to be doubted, is refuted by the clearest evidence, and is given up even by candid Romanists. It occurs frequently, and always in the sense of profess or promise. or, if it may be thought that he was known to be elsewhere at that particular time, how does there occur in all the Epistles which our apostle afterwards wrote from Rome not one allusion to such an origin of the church at Rome? And all those, and those only, are brought to obedience of the faith, who are effectually called of Jesus Christ. (See Isaiah 40:2, “Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem,” and following verses; Isaiah 42:4; Isaiah 52:1 et seq. The apostle uses it here evidently to denote his acknowledging Jesus Christ as his master; as indicating his dignity, as especially appointed by him to his great work; and as showing that in this Epistle he intended to assume no authority of his own, but simply to declare the will of his master, and theirs. Compare Galatians 1:15, and "chosen vessel," Acts 9:15. This may regard either God's eternal purpose concerning him, his preordination of him from eternity to be a preacher of the Gospel, to which he was separated from his mother's womb, Galatians 1:15; or the separation of him to that work made by the order of the Spirit of God, Acts 13:2. Apparently Phoebe was on her way to Rome (probably entrusted with this precious letter) and Paul sends an advance recommendatio… He was then on the eve of visiting Jerusalem with a pecuniary contribution for its Christian poor from the churches of Macedonia and Achaia, after which his purpose was to pay a visit to Rome on his way to Spain (Ro 15:23-28). (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,). 9 God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in proclaiming the gospel of his Son, that I remember you constantly, # 2 Cor 1:23; Eph 1:16; Phil 1:8; 1 Thes 1:2; 2:5, 10; 2 Tm 1:3. 1. 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God-- 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the … Romans 1:12(NASB) Verse Thoughts It was very important that Paul built up a rapport with the Christians in Rome, because this gentile church was one of the few … It is often, however, applied to courtiers, or the officers that serve under a king: because in an eastern monarchy the relation of an absolute king to his courtiers corresponded nearly to that of a master and a slave. They were called holy because they were inspired by the Holy Spirit, and were regarded as separated from all other writings, and worthy of all reverence. Romans 1:1-2 In history, the church of Jesus Christ experienced disunity as the good news of the gospel was becoming eclipsed right before the eyes of the people of God. The Founder of this celebrated church is unknown. Romans chapter 1. and Rev. 2 Paul is not speaking out of his own mind, but, as a slave, reflects the will and authority of his master, Christ. He was therefore personally a stranger, and it was proper for him then especially to show his regard for the doctrines of the prophets. Romans 1:1-2 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Read verse in King James Version The scriptures would require the article. Unto the gospel of God.—Singled out and set apart to convey the message of salvation from God to man. by his prophets, Isaiah and others, "afore" the Apostle Paul was called forth to be a preacher of it; which promise, or promises of it, lie. 1.17: An Underutilized Consideration in the Debate” in Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 34, no 3, 277-285. T. Bab. Romans 1:1-2 New International Version (NIV) 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures. A servant of Jesus Christ, is a higher title than monarch of the world: several great emperors styled themselves Christ's vassals. The work of the law is written on the heart, Romans 2:15 . 2.4 in Rom. Hence, he appeals here so often to the Old Testament; and defends every point by the authority of the Bible. He never regarded it as obsolete, or useless. Two things are couched in this phrase: 1. 2. The apostle here declares that he was not about to advance anything new. From this stand-point the idea of service coheres with those of freedom and of sonship. His appointment to this office he not infrequently takes occasion to vindicate; 1 Corinthians 9:1, etc. Circumcision is broadly defined as "when one keeps the law. Not limited to the prophets proper, but including all who, in the Old Testament, have prophesied the Gospel - Moses, David, etc. On that supposition, how are we to account for so important a circumstance being passed by in silence by the historian of the Acts, not only in the narrative of Peter's labors, but in that of Paul's approach to the metropolis, of the deputations of Roman "brethren" that came as far as Appii Forum and the Three Taverns to meet him, and of his two years' labors there (Ac 28:15, 30)? Putting these facts together, it is impossible to resist the conviction, in which all critics agree, that Corinth was the place from which the Epistle was written, and that it was despatched about the close of the visit above mentioned, probably in the early spring of the year 58. It was important for Paul to state this. Thus, the word is expressive of dignity and honor; and the servants of a king denote officers of a high rank and station. The practice of adopting Gentile names may be traced through all the periods of Hebrew history. Take up and read!”b. It was a constant position with the apostle that he advanced nothing but what was maintained by the best and holiest men of the nation. The ambiguous genitive, the gospel of God, seems to mean, “the gospel which proceeds from God,” “of which God is the author;” not “of which God is the object.”. Romans 1:1-2. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. The remainder of the Epistle is devoted to sundry practical topics, winding up with salutations and outpourings of heart delightfully suggestive. Prophets.—In the wider sense in which the word is used, including not only Samuel (Acts 3:24), but also Moses and David, and all who are regarded as having prophesied the Messiah. The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans 1–8. Yet, as Dr. Morison observes, there is an ambiguity in the rendering, since he who is simply called to be an apostle may have his apostleship as yet only in the future. A servant - This name was what the Lord Jesus himself directed His disciples to use, as their general appellation; Matthew 10:25; Matthew 20:27; Mark 10:44. 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