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28. He said : Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto tbe Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

How long was Paul suffered to continue at Rome without interruption ?

30. Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in anto him :

31. Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, no man forbidding him.

EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO

THE ROMANS.

CHAPTER I,

TIX NATURE OP TIL GOSPEL,GOD KNOWN BY HIS WORKI.

What is the Gospel, as described by the apostle Paul, in the commencement of his Epistle to the Romans?

16. It is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed, from faith to faith.

What is it that renders man subject to the zorath of God?

18. The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

19. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them, for God bath showed it into them.

What are the universal evidences of the existence of God?

20. The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; even his eternal Power and Godhead.

CHAPTER II.

ON FUTURE REWARD AND PUNISHMENT.-RELIGION A WORK

OF THE HEART.

What will be respectively assigned to the righteous and the wicked in the day of judgment ?

7. To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life.

8. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the Truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath ;

9. Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that docth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

10. But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and . also to the Gentile.

11. For there is no respect of persons with God.

Will not God judge man according to the advantages of light and knowledge with which He has favoured him ?

14.' When the Gentiles which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves ;

15. Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another,

Does Christianity consist in the mere observance of outward ordinances ?

28. He is not a Jew which is one outwardly, neither is that circumcision which is outward in the flesh.

29. But be is a Jew which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart; in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of niên,

but of God.

CHAPTER III.

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE JEW.-ON JUSTIFICATION,

What advantage as to the knowledge of God, had the Jew over the Gentile ?

2. Much every way ; chiefly because unto tbeni were committed the oracles of God.

Did not the law of Moses and the predictions of the prophets point to the Gospel as a higher dispensation than the Law ?

21. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets ;

22. Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ.

- 23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

How is forgiveness to the penitent obtained under the Gospel ?

24. Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus :

25. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, through faith in bis blood; to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.

CHAPTER IV.

THE NECESSITY OP FAITH.

What was it which in so especial a manner rendered Abraham acceptable to God?

3. Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

20. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God :

21. Being fully persuaded that what He bad promised, He was able also to perform.

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