The Apostle Paul started out as a Roman citizen that prosecuted people with Christian beliefs. His life was changed when he saw a paranormal light and by hearing the voice of Jesus Christ. Paul used his words to show his humility and deep need for God. Paul was able to use his abilities as a missionary and proclaim the good news of Christ. He showed people the way to improvement. Who is God? How were we created? What is sin? The book of Romans answers these questions through a letter that Paul wrote to the Romans . Paul’s letter contains six components that have influenced the Biblical Worldview that I strive to share with others, so that they may understand my viewpoint.
Throughout Romans we are taught of God’s existence and numerous attributes. One example, of God’s many attributes is his righteousness. In Paul’s letter to the Romans he writes “For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a high righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written; the righteous will live.” In that verse we can be assured that regardless of our past God has the power to deliver and transform us. Later in Romans, Paul writes about how merciful God is to us and that no human desire nor how little effort we put into our faith in him, his mercy never changes. “It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.” To me one of Paul’s most influential verses in the book of Romans is “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” When we have the utmost trust in Him we will always be filled with hope and peace.
Since the beginning of time, supporters of God have seen His endless authority and blissful nature. Paul states that individuals do not have a justification as to why they cannot have faith in God. He then describes that the world was indeed created by God, because of the astonishing splendor of His existence throughout our world. Some people have chosen not to believe that God created all things in our world, are also choosing to give into their wicked wants or sinful desire’s. “They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.”
Evil has exuded throughout time because individuals are instinctive into their wicked nature; one of our desires is the need of God’s heavenly involvement. Reading through Romans 5:12-21, The Fall of humans was connected back to the actions of Adam and Eve, with their dishonesty in The Garden of Eden. The dishonesty will not end with them but has forever been carried on. In Chapter 6, Paul talks about how people are inadequate when they allow themselves to fall into sin, giving into their impure thoughts and their wicked ways. The only way to destroy the bond is to see the chance to be set free from sin and become true servants of God. If chosen, “…the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Paul’s straight forwardness in the quotation above, shows how simply you can be forgiven of sin with the gift of a life that will stretch past our earthly presence, and that if you continue your sinful ways will be your demise.
It was very imperative for Paul to express his main focus to the Romans, man’s good actions will not liken to their salvation and entry into Heaven. Redemption can only be gained with faith in God’s righteousness, faith that Jesus Christ is God’s son and the savior of our sins, and it is given to anyone who desires it. Paul states, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.’ When a person is aware of the fact that they are a sinner and keeps confidence in the sanctification process, Christ’s blood being for atonement, his life will then begin to change because of his deliverance. The matter of sin will always be challenging for man, but the greatest thing about our problems is that there is always a solution. In the circumstance of sin, it would be salvation.
Morality is founded a lot in the worldview an individual gains over their life. No matter the past people have, once they choose to live for Christ their ethics and morals would have to change as well. It is essential for Christians to have a Biblical Worldview. Paul expresses that this can be done through everyday regeneration of your mind by finding direction through seeking God in prayer and the Bible for help. That way you can start the makeover process, testing and discovering God’s approved path for your life. Paul writes about how your actions will transform towards other people, showing them friendliness, even if they are an adversary. You will not be overcome by wicked, in its place you will overcome the wicked with happiness. Reforming your morals to fit the portrayal, given by Paul, is favorable to all, yourself and all persons you come deal with daily.
Apostle Paul does not go into great detail about the death of our earthly forms, nor does he define how the hereafter will turn out. However, he makes it perfectly clear, “…just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” I used this verse previously in this essay, but it has numerous significant key topics that can be referenced for other topics; “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life…” With these two verses, Paul notes the fact that we are limited, so to have the everlasting life that is described would mean that we acknowledge time without an end. Clearly Paul is trying to get another opinion across and that is that with God we will have everlasting life; everlasting life that cannot be gained in a body that has an end date.
The six vital components have been separated and described, with proof of each, given by Apostle Paul in his communication to the Romans. He did an outstanding job of speaking the facts of God, creation, sin, salvation, ethics, and eschatology, but I know that not all of the Christian religion is enfolded up into the book of Romans. Although, with Paul’s descriptive illustrations, you now have the capability to gain a better understanding and awareness of the Biblical Worldview that I hold. I will end this with one of my favorite verses out of Romans, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”