Paul's Letter to the Romans
Return to Letters Index Page
It is necessary for the reader to understand
that Paul's Letter to the Romans is about one topic only, namely
the Covenant of Circumcision. Therefore, to fully understand the
theological lessons of this Epistle, keep this
in mind, that every passage and verse refers to the state of circumcision and non-circumcision,
the old Covenant of Circumcision that was of the flesh and the new Covenant of Circumcision
through the Spirit.
Furthermore, it should be of great interest to the student of Christianity
to apply Paul's theological treatise in Romans to all the Covenants
of the Old Testament and recognize the transformation that Jesus
brings to them as new Covenants of the Spirit.
Throughout his theological discourse, Paul separates the new covenant of the Spirit
from the old covenant of the flesh. The flesh represents the world as power, wealth
and human desire. Living in the Spirit, through faith in Jesus Christ, can never
be reconciled with living in the world. Therefore, according to Paul. Christian
principles exist outside of the demands of the world. A Christian
lives in spite of the world and endures despite the encroachments of earthly interests
Outside the miraculous power of Jesus, flesh cannot be healed, faith can only relieve
suffering, all flesh is destined to die, and the Spirit provides the strength to
endure the onslaught of evil. Living in Jesus Christ is life everlasting.
Translated by Victor Alexander ©1999
Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved.