Through careful exposition of the full text of Paul's venerable epistle, Dr. Allman lays out Paul's intent and rational with clarity and skill. Step by step, the reader is led through the entire book in order to grasp the theological basis for this timeless yet simple message until it becomes clear... "Accepting one another means we recognize in each other the saving work of God. We learn to extend to one another the grace we have ourselves received from God."
When placed in the first century context of the Roman church and the factions that existed there, we discover that this message, accept one another, continues to ring with a clarity and relevance that speaks to today's church with the same power it possessed then.
When it comes to addressing the racial and cultural differences that divide us, today's church is often woefully behind even our own pagan culture. But unlike our culture, the church has the weight of Scripture sounding the challenge, as Jim explains... "Paul called Christians to learn God's grace that we may learn to extend grace to each other. Learning the lessons of the Book of Romans can and will impact the life of the Christian church today. It will revitalize its gospel witness and build a community where people actually live the gospel."
It is a message that needs to be declared in the church today, and it needs to be declared with the full authority and power of God's Word. In this thoughtful exposition, Dr. Allman provides the biblical foundation for any serious student of the Scripture to join with Paul in sounding an unapologetic challenge. As the people of God, we are to... Accept One Another!
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