Justification by Faith: Consider the theological concept of justification by faith as developed in the apostle Paul's letter to the Romans. Consider the following beginning with Romans 1:17, how does Paul develop his argument regarding justification by faith, and how, specifically, does this relate to justification by faith?
The Apostle Paul wrote this book to address the Christian saints in Rome, the capital city of the Roman empire. In it he explains the role of faith in the Christian's life and the role of faith in the Christian's salvation.
Justification by faith means that through faith, a sinner is justified or made righteous through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Through faith in Jesus Christ, the sinner is restored to fellowship or a relationship with God that was severed through sin that causes spiritual and physical death. The power of God causes the sinner to be changed and restored to a righteous position with God. This power makes the sinner righteous by covering him with the atoning blood of Jesus Christ and Jesus' merits. The sinner cannot merit or earn this power through his own righteousness but only through the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Romans 1: 16: This is the key passage in that he states that Paul is not ashamed of the glorious gospel to preach to others. It must be that many of the Christians were afraid or shamed to preach to the Romans of this beautiful Gospel(Herrick, 2013). He is not ashamed because the gospel is the power of God to save everyone who believes in faith. The shame must be because of the news itself that a believer must believe in an ...
The solution considers the theological concept of justification by faith as developed by the apostle Paul's letter to the Romans.