bible study: paul’s letter to the romans
Paul was writing to introduce himself to the Roman Christian community. He hoped to use Rome as a base for his mission to Spain (15:24). He tried to serve the Roman community by helping it work out differences between the Jewish and Gentile Christians. Paul felt the community needed a clear teaching on salvation by faith in Christ and not by the Law. In giving this teaching, Paul left posterity an incomparable revelation of justification by faith in Jesus. Romans contains some of the greatest revelations about salvation ever communicated.