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Righteousness by faith not works. An oxymoron. Thank God...

Romans is an intense book! Every time I read it I feel like I just barely skimmed the surface and need to read it 5 more times to even begin to understand. It is such an interesting combination of subjects. Paul goes from talking about God's incredible love for us given through the death of Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit, to God's sovereign right and ability to choose whomever he wants to for glory or condemnation. Then he moves back into how the work of Christ is meant for all people. Let me try to synthesize a little bit of what I have been reading so far.

Through creation and his revelation through Israel God has made known his glory to all people. In our rebellion we have rejected him and chosen to follow our own sinful ways instead. Through Adam, sin entered the world and brought condemnation for all of humanity, but through the death and life of Christ God has provided a way for all people to be justified, declared righteous and reconciled to God. This justifica…