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Commentaries for Romans Chapter 1

The apostle's commission.

The doctrine of which the apostle Paul wrote, set forth the fulfilment of the promises by the prophets...
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Prays for the saints at Rome, and expresses his desire to see them.

We must show love for our friends, not only by praying for them, but by praising God for them...
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The gospel way of justification by faith, for Jews and Gentiles.

In these verses the apostle opens the design of the whole epistle, in which he brings forward a charge of sinfulness against all flesh; declares the only method of deliverance from condemnation, by faith in the mercy of God, through Jesus Christ; and then builds upon it purity of heart, grateful obedience, and earnest desires to improve in all those Christian graces and tempers, which nothing but a lively faith in Christ can bring forth...
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The sins of the Gentiles set forth.

The apostle begins to show that all mankind need the salvation of the gospel, because none could obtain the favour of God, or escape his wrath by their own works...
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The sins of the Gentiles set forth.

In the horrid depravity of the heathen, the truth of our Lord's words was shown: to œLight was come into the world, but men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil; for he that doeth evil hateth the light...
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