The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans
Written while under arrest by Festus in Caesarea approximately 58AD
Tertius wrote Romans for Paul. (16:22)
Rome was founded as a city in 752 BC
Some 400 years after the Trojan war.
Israelites who left from Egypt before the Exodus settled Rome, they were of Zarah Judah
Translators of KJV had a hard time with Paul's writings, he spoke Greek and Hebrew and was very well educated.
Paul's message was Exclusive. The letter was not to the Romans, but to the “saints in Rome” (1:7) referring to the 'set apart or consecrated to Yahweh, 'called out' seed of Israel.
To the Judahites who were practicing the ritual laws, but hypocritically, going through the motions and without true faith.
The contents of the letter:
Remember that Paul was by race, an 'Israelite of the tribe of Benjamin' and by calling, an 'apostle to the nations (dispersed nations of Israel that lost/forgot their heritage and God). These two factors influence, permeate and explain the contents of a letter such as this. He was deeply imbued with the Old Testament. He wrote in this letter 'whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we though patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.' He also describes himself as zealous for the Law, so it is not unnatural to find him building on Old Testament foundations.
The original Greek will be referred to in order to restore mistranslations and expose deliberate changes.
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus (Yahshua) Christ, called to be an apostle (ambassador), separated unto the gospel of God (Yahweh),
Acts 9:15 But the Prince said unto him, Go thy way: for he (Paul) is a chosen vessel unto Me, to bear My name before the Nations and kings of the children of Israel: (1 Tim1:11)
1:2 (Which He had promised afore by His prophets in the holy scriptures,)
Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope (expectation) of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
1:3 Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Prince, which was made of the seed of David according to (down through) the flesh; (Gal 4:4)
This is a lineal statement of ancestry, the same race, kin, and nation as David.
1:4 And declared to be the (who has been distinguished as a) Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
1:5 By whom we have received grace (favor) and apostleship (a message), for obedience to the faith among all (the) nations, for His name:
The KJV does not have 'the' in this verse in front of nations. This leaves the interpretation vulnerable to include all nations, which would make the Bible a universal book for everyone, which it is not.
The Bible is written by, to, for and about the generations, or race, of Adam (Gen 5:1).To add other races and peoples into the context of the scriptures is to go against God's word. Adam comes from the Hebrew word 'awdawm' which means ruddy, show blood in the face. This describes the caucasian, anglo saxon race.
The older manuscripts have the word 'the' nations. Which nations? The nations of Jacob/Israel.
1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus (Yahshua) Christ:
Paul is stating that they, are also of the same seed line of David.
1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace (favor) to you and peace from God our Father, and the Prince Jesus Christ.
'to be' is italicized, which means it was added by the translators. It should read 'called saints'.
Only the children of Israel are defined by scripture to be 'saints'. Israel is 'called'.
1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world (society).
The 'whole world' here is referring to the Adamic world of Jacob/Israel. The known society.
1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
1Thessalonians 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith.
1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established;
1:12 That is, that I may be comforted (summoned) together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles (Nations).
1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians (those who did not speak Greek); both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
Paul was chosen by Yahweh to bring the gospel to the dispersed Nations of Israel who forgot their heritage.
The “churches” teach that the “Gentiles” are the non-Jews. The word “Gentile” is a Latin word and it means, a race, tribe or nation of people. That's it. It does NOT mean non-Jew. The word does not even belong in the Bible. The dispersed Nations are those of the tribes of Israel that did not return from the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities and forgot who they were. Paul was sent to remind them, and show them that Christ came for them as well as those Israelites in Judaea.
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation (preservation) to every one that believeth (trust); to the Judaean first, and also to the Greek.
The Judaeans were Israelites of the house of Judah. The Greeks were Israelites of the house of Israel.
1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
17 The righteousness of Yahweh is revealed in them from trust in faith; just as it is written, “But the just will live by faith.”
Faith is a noun, belief and trust are components of faith, but faith is loyalty to, allegiance to. This comes not by “just believing”, but by doing, by 'practice'.
1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
The 'them' are the children of Israel. He chose them, gave them the law, showed them His power, and sent them His Son. We are also descendants of them. The anglo-saxon nations of the world today are descendants of them.
Acts 14:17 Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
1:20 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
The Israelites of Judaea had no excuse, they had the law and the experiences.
1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Deuteronomy 4:16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Psalm 106:20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass.
1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature (creation) more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (lesbians)
1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (queers) (the result: sexual diseases)
1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient (fitting);
1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication (race mixing), wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
1:31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection (love less) , implacable, unmerciful:
1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not
only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Notice all the underlined words from verses 19-32. Paul is speaking to the Israelite Judaeans who had the laws, had the experiences of the Exodus, and seen the power and glory of Yahweh God. They have no excuse for turning from The Way.
Judahites had the law and disobeyed
Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
Avoid unrighteous judgment of your brethren.
2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of Yahweh God is according to truth against them which commit such things (crimes of chapter 1).
2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of Yahweh God?
2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (favor);
2:5 But after thy hardness (stubborn) and impenitent (unrepentant) heart treasurest (store) up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; (Deut 32:34, James 5:3)
2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
2:8 But unto them that are contentious (intrigued by evil), and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness: indignation and wrath,
Job 24:13 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
2Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Prince Jesus Christ:
2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Judaean first, and also of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel);
Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
The Judaeans first because they had the law and should have known better, and of the Nations, meaning the dispersed 10 tribes of Israel, because they were children of the covenant as well.
2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Judaean first, and also to the Greek:
2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Yahweh God does not care about a persons status in society.
Deuteronomy 10:17 For Yahweh your God is God of gods, and Master of masters, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
The original reads quite different:
12 For as many as have done wrong without law, without law then are they cleansed; and as many as have done wrong in the law, by the law they will be judged,
2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. (James 1:22, 1 John 3:7)
2:14 For when the Nations, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
2:15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
In verses 14-15, the Nations (the dispersed of the 10 Northern tribes of Israel) did things contained in the law by nature, it was because of the law written on our hearts.
2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Ecclessiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
2:17 Behold, thou art called a Judaean, and rest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
2:18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
Psalm 50:16 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare My statutes, or that thou shouldest take My covenant in thy mouth?
2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Nations through you, as it is written.
Isaiah 52:5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith Yahweh, that My people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith Yahweh; and My name continually every day is blasphemed.
If you are going to talk the talk, then walk the walk.
Teaching that Jesus is a Jew is blasphemy, calling God and Christ 'Lord' is blasphemy. Race mixing is blasphemy. Blasphemy is serious business, you better get educated.
2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
You can't just go through the motion of the law.
Galatians 5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?
One who follows the law by nature shall judge those who have the law and transgress.
2:28 For he is not a Judaean, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
2:29 But he is a Judaean, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
1Peter 3:4 But the hidden man of the heart with the incorruptibility of the gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious before Yahweh.
Verses 16-27 are about hypocrisy.
The Judaeans who had and practiced the law were no better than the uncircumcised (dispersed Nations) who did not have the law, but practiced the law by nature.
Paul has been contrasting the Judaeans who kept the letter of the law while making sacrifices for atonement, and then hypocritically return to sin, and comparing them with the dispersed who did not have the law, but knew the difference between right and wrong in their hearts.
In Romans 3
The circumcision is the house of Judah (Judah, Benjamin, Levi) who lived in Judaea. These are the Israelite remnant that returned, with the law and their heritage, to Judaea after the Babylonian captivity.
The uncircumcision is the house of Israel (the other tribes of Israel, Dan, Simeon, etc.) who lived all over outside of Judaea. These were Israelites that either left Egypt before the Exodus experience, left after Assyrian captivity, or left after the Babylonian captivity. Hence, forgot their heritage. That's why they are called the “lost” tribes. 'Lost' means, exiled, or put away in punishment. Both houses were put away in punishment for disobedience, but the remnant of Judah returned to preserve the law and bring in the Messiah.
The “churches” teach that the “Gentiles” are all the non-Jews in the world. That the “church” replaces Israel.
If you can't shake the word “Gentile”, which only means a nation, race, or people, then just remember that the 'dispersed Nations of Israel' (uncircumcised) are what it is referring to 95% of the time.
Romans 3:1 What advantage then hath the Judaean? or what profit is there of circumcision?
3:2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them (the circumcision) were committed the oracles of Yahweh God.
3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
Hebrews 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.
Yahweh speaking: Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul My judgment? wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be righteous?
3:5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
3:6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world (society)?
3:7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded (increased) through my lie unto His glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
Don't lie to tell the truth.
3:8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
3:9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Judaeans and Greeks, that they are all under sin; (Gal 3:22)
3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Psalm 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Psalm 36:1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Verses 3:10-18 are found in Psalm 14:3 in the Septuagint.
3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped (shut), and all the world (society) may become guilty before God.
Job 5:16 So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
Psalm 107:42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.
3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law (sacrificial rituals) there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
The rituals of sacrifice alone will not save you.
3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
3:24 Being justified freely by His grace (favor) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Only our past sins are forgiven at the cross. We must seek to walk in Christ's example always.
2Peter 1:9 But he that lacketh these things (knowledge) is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works (rituals)? Nay: but by the law of faith.
1Corinthians 1:29 That no flesh should glory (boast) in His presence.
Ephesians 2:9 Not of works (rituals), lest any man should boast.
3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law (blood rituals).
3:29 Is He the God of the Judaeans only? is he not also of the Nations? Yes, of the Nations also:
3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision (Judaeans) by faith, and uncircumcision (dispersed) through faith.
3:31 Do we then make void the law through faith (allegiance)? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Faith does not void the law, it establishes it.
Romans 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
'Pertaining to the flesh', here is another statement of exclusivity. As we saw in chapter 1, Christ through David, here as well David through Abraham. The Bible is about one race, one kin, one family. The family of Yahweh God through Adam. The generations of Adam. Isn't learning about your heritage awesome? We are the descendants of the 12 tribes of Jacob/Israel!
4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works (rituals) , he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Abraham trusted what Yahweh God promised him.
4:4 Now to him that worketh (performs rituals) is the reward not reckoned of grace (favor), but of debt.
Because the rituals were the atonement of sin, the debt.
The reward is from favor, not debt.
4:5 But to him that worketh not (not performing rituals), but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
4:6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works (rituals),
4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven (at the cross), and whose sins are covered.
4:8 Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh will not impute sin.
4:9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision (Judaeans) only, or upon the uncircumcision (dispersed) also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
4:10 How was it (righteousness) then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
Abraham was uncircumcised when he was going to sacrifice Isaac.
4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
Genesis 17:10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between Me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
4:12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
Paul is stating that Abraham is the father of both the circumcised and uncircumcised. The Judaean and the Greek. The House of Judah, who returned to Judaea after the Babylonian captivity, and the House of Israel, who are the dispersed 10 tribes. All of which are Israelites.
4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith (allegiance).
The promise to Abraham was given before the written law. The law was given at Mt Sinai (430 years later).
Genesis 17:4 As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Galatians 3:29 And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
Galatians 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace (favor); to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
4:18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
Genesis 15:5 And He brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Notice in verses 17-18 'many', it does not say all nations. This is an exclusive reference to Abraham's seed. Not every nation. Every Israelite nation.
The race of Adam, anglo-saxon, are the Nations of Israel today. We are an innumerable number, just like Yahweh promised Abraham. The Jews do not fit the seed of this promise, there are less than 15 million in the world today.
4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: (Gen 17:17)
4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also He received (rescued) him in a figure (in an analogy).
4:22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Abraham was not favored by Yahweh because he followed the law (ritual), but because he trusted that what Yahweh said was true. He believed God.
4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it (righteousness) was imputed to him;
4:24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Prince from the dead;
4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Everything in the Bible is for our learning and understanding. They are our heritage.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith (allegiance), we have peace with Yahweh God through our Prince Jesus Christ:
Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness (rest) and assurance for ever.
5:2 By whom also we have access by faith (allegiance) into this grace (favor) wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory (honor) of God.
We must have allegiance to access the favor.
5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us.
We must turn to the Greek for verses 3-5.
3 And not only, but we should also boast in afflictions, knowing that affliction results in endurance; 4 and the endurance a tried character, and the tried character an expectation; 5 and the expectation does not disgrace, because the love of Yahweh has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which is given to us:
We will go through tribulation.
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Prince hath promised to them that love Him.
5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
5:8 But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
5:9 Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved (preserved) from wrath through Him.
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye (dispersed Israel) who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
1John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.
5:10 For if, when we were enemies (odious, actively hostile), we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved (preserved) by His life.
5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Prince Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
'atonement' should be 'reconciliation'
Atonement is something we bring for breaking the law. Christ did not break any law, He reconciled us by propitiation, the act of appeasing, in our case, eternal death, something we deserve.
Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
5:12 Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world (society), and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world (society): but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of Him that was to come.
1Corinthians 15:21 For since by man (Adam) came death, by man (Christ) came also the resurrection of the dead.
5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one (Adam) many be dead, much more the grace (favor) of God, and the gift by grace (favor), which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
Notice 'many'. Not all.
Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.
5:16 And not as it was by one (Adam) that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
16 And not then by one having committed error is the gift? Indeed the fact is that judgment of a single one is for condemnation, but favor is from many transgressions into a judgment of acquittal.
5:17 For if by one man's (Adam's) offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace (favor) and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one (Adam) judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one (Christ) the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
18 So then, as that one transgression is for all men for a sentence of condemnation, in this manner then through one decision of judgment for all men is for a judgment of life.
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace (favor) of God should taste death for every man.
5:19 For as by one man's (Adam's) disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Christ) shall many be made righteous.
5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence (transgression) might abound (increase). But where sin abounded (increased), grace (favor) did much more abound (exceeded beyond measure):
John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.
Galatians 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed (Christ, through the tribe of Judah) should come to whom the promise was made (the children of Israel); and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator (Christ).
5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace (favor) reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Prince.
Favor through righteousness. Righteousness is obedience. We must be righteous to access favor.
Paul discusses the relationship between Israel and sin
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace (favor) may abound (be greater)?
6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Galatians 2:19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
If you are not breaking the law, you are dead to the law. A righteous person does not need the law. The law is for the unrighteous.
6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death?
Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
We will die as Christ died. We will be immersed in death.
6:4 Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Colossians 2:12 Buried with Him in baptism (death), wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith (allegiance) of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.
1Corinthians 6:14 And God hath both raised up the Prince, and will also raise up us by His own power.
6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection:
Philippians 3:10 That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;
6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
'old man' is a reference to the Levitical priests who performed the sacrifices in Judaea. These ritual blood sacrifices were done away with at the cross, because Christ was the last sacrifice.
It also represents shedding our old ways and serving Him renewed.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
When we put away unrighteousness (the old man), we are a 'new man', living by allegiance.
6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
1Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him:
6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.
Revelation 1:18 I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell (the grave) and of death.
6:10 For in that He died, He died unto (for) sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God.
6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Prince.
6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Psalm 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
6:13 Neither yield (surrender) ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield (present) yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
James 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace (favor).
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace (favor)? God forbid.
6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield (present) yourselves servants to obey, His servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Who do you serve?
6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
The law written on our hearts.
6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity (weakness) of your flesh: for as ye have yielded (surrendered) your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield (present) your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free (apart)from righteousness.
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
6:22 But now being made free from sin (forgiven), and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Prince.
Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
The tree of knowledge is the law.
If you are doing good in righteousness, then you are not subject to the penalties of the law.
Grace (favor) does not happen without righteousness. Obedience.
Marriage to Christ
Know the difference between good and evil
Struggles against the flesh
Romans 7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
7:2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. (1 Cor 7:39)
7:3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. (Gal 2:19, 5:18,22, Col 2:14)
If you are following Christ's example, the law is dead to you. He came to die for His bride (Israel) so that by law, He can remarry us.
7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
'oldness of the letter” refers to going through the motions.
2Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers (servants) of the new testament (covenant); not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of covetousness. For without (apart from) the law sin was dead.
7:9 For I was alive without (apart from) the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
'Died' refers to becoming aware. Paul understood the commandments and their results. He realized he was sinning. Sin killed him, not the law.
7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
Obeying the law is life, disobeying the law is death.
7:11 For sin, taking occasion (a starting point) by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
7:13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
7:15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
7:16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Sooner or later, when you disobey, you will realize that the law is good.
7:17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Free will and temptation.
7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
7:20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
7:21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Verses 15-21 make more sense from the original Greek:
15 For that which I perpetrate, I do not recognize; I do not practice that which I wish, rather I do that which I hate.
16 But if I do that which I do not wish, I concede to the law that is virtuous.
17 Now then, no longer is it I perpetrating it, but the fault dwelling within me.
18 Therefore I know that good does not dwell in me, that is to say, in my flesh: indeed to be willing is present with me, but for me to achieve virtue, no.
19 I do not wish that I practice good; but that I do not wish evil, this I practice.
20 But if that which I do not wish, this I do, no longer is it I perpetrating it, but the fault dwelling in me.
21 I find then the law which wishes me to practice virtue, because evil is present with me.
7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Prince. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Who shall deliver me?, thank Yahweh for through Christ I consciously serve the law.
Choose to follow Christ's example.
Paul continues to talk about the law. That we should seek to establish the law.
To mind things of the Spirit, not the flesh. Righteousness and the law.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
1Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Christ) was made a quickening spirit.
8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
The original Greek is a little clearer:
3 The law is powerless, in that it has been weak over the flesh, Yahweh sending His own Son in the likeness of errant flesh, and amidst guilt, condemned guilt in the flesh,
Christ was Yahweh come as a man, living in a sinful society, and Himself never sinning. His sacrifice was for our sins, if He had sinned, He would not have been able to bear ours.
8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Part of the definition of righteousness is judgment. We will be judged.
8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
6 For the purpose of flesh is death; but the purpose of the spirit, life and peace.
8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity (hostile) against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
7 Because the purpose of flesh is hostility to Yahweh, then to the law of Yahweh it is not obedient; neither is it able to be;
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Verse 9, 'the' is not in the older manuscripts, it should read 'but in Spirit'
Genesis 2:7 – Yahweh personally breathed the 'breath of life' (H5397) into Adam.
Only Adamkind has this Spirit. Yahweh never did so with any other peoples. This book is about the generations of Adam.
Spirit, quite simply can be described as DNA. A genetic make up, or code. Yahweh created “kind after kind”. When He breathed His Spirit into Adam, Adam now carried the specific DNA of the Spirit, which kind after kind, generation after generation, is handed down throughout his descendants. That is why Yahweh wants us to remain separate. Separate from what? Those not of our own race. Those who do ot have the Spirit.
8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
These if's are part of the deal. Deuteronomy 23:2
Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard (child of race mixing) shall not enter into the congregation of Yahweh; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of Yahweh.
8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation (conduct) the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Of the family, DNA, of Yahweh.
8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
!!ALERT !! Huge misunderstanding alert!! ALERT!!
The KJV translators put the word 'adoption', where the Greek word uiothesia (G5206) is.
Greek word: we-oth-es-ee-ah - uiothesia
Combo of 2 words
uihos - means son
theos - means god
uiothesa - son god
The actual meaning of uiothesia is "placement of sonship" . It's literal meaning is "to become an heir," a status Israel lost because of disobedience. This meaning makes it clear that it is an exclusive reference to Israel only (Adamkind), for no other people were "lost" (put away in punishment).
The English word adoption comes from the Latin word - adoptia - no relationship to Greek word uiothesia, which never implies taking someone else's child and making it your own.
In the parable of the wheat and tares, Matt 13:24-30 37-43 Christ does not insinuate that Yahweh will adopt the tares and make wheat out of them.
In the Prodigal Son, Luke 15:11-32 the boy does not change fathers, but returns to the same father he left. And the father did not adopt a wayward boy of the devil and make him his own.
Uiothesia - is when an adolescent becomes an adult, the coming of age, grows into perfected adulthood.
We are children of Yahweh. If we seek righteousness and strive to walk in Christ's example, when we are tried through the fire, and our works remain, then we receive the 'placement of sons”, we inherit our place by His side in the Kingdom.
Here are some other examples:
Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace (favor) be to you (12 tribes), and peace, from God our Father, and from the Prince Yahshua Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Prince Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us (12 tribes) with all spiritual blessings (DNA) in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as He hath chosen us (12 tribes) in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love (John 14:15)
5 Having predestinated us (12 tribes) unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
Greek: having pre-ordained us into the position of sons through Christ for Himself, in accordance with the satisfaction of His will,
6 To the praise of the glory of His grace (favor), wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (favor);
Christ's blood has the same DNA (Spirit) as Adam, as well as David, as well as Jacob/Israels 12 sons, and us. Kind after kind. Only His blood can cleanse those with His blood.
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him:
The dispensation here refers to the 10 northern tribes of Israel, along with the southern tribes of Judah, reuniting and gathering together. Where? USA. Our ancestors, who migrated north and west into Europe, who were descendants of the 12 tribes, ultimately regathered here in America. This was a prophecy and was fulfilled.
Ame(Hebrew)- my people Rica(Latin)- rich, plentiful land
Verses that describe America (Gen 49:22, Ez 38:8-12, 2 Sam 7:10, 1 Chron 17:9, Neh 1:9, Amos 9:15, Zec 1:17, 2:4,6)
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will:
Only we (Adamkind) have brought the world the word of God.
Galatians 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Who was under the law? Who was given the law? Remember the Exodus? Who was part of that? 12 tribe Israel. Descendants of Adam. Israel was given the law at Mt Sinai. No one else.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Note it does not say: “and if a foster son, then an heir...”
The “churches” teach that anyone who “believes” is “adopted” into the promises and inheritance that was made to the children of Israel.
The “adoption” is the 'placement of the children of Israel into position of heir' through understanding and allegiance.
Now back to Romans.
Romans 8:16 The Spirit (DNA) itself beareth witness with our spirit (DNA), that we are the children of God:
8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.
8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
2Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
1Peter 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
2Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope (expectation),
8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
In verses 19-21 'creature' should be creation, just like in verse 22. It's the same word, and it's meaning is the creation or formation or original of the things God created. Those things he did not create (hybrids) will be destroyed. Example: God created a horse and a donkey, but not the mule. God created our vegetables, but not the genetically modified ones (GMO). God created Adam, but not the mix of Adam and another race.
8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Paul is saying that 'they', who are the dispersed tribes (10 northern), and 'ourselves' who are the Judaeans (2 southern tribes), wait for the placement or position of sons, the redemption of our body.
8:24 For we are saved (restored) by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
2Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith-allegiance, not by sight:)
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith (allegiance) is expecting an assurance, the evidence of facts not seen.
8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
1Chronicles 28:9 ...know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for Yahweh searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek Him, He will be found of thee; but if thou forsake Him, He will cast thee off for ever.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
8:29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
The purpose is to imitate His example.
8:30 Moreover whom He did predestinate, them He also called: and whom He called, them He also justified: and whom He justified, them He also glorified.
1Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation (race), a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light:
1Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Prince Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
8:32 He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
33 Who shall bring an accusation against the chosen of Yahweh? It is Yahweh who renders justice.
8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
9 Behold, Yahweh GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Job 34:29 When He giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when He hideth His face, who then can behold Him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
We will go through tribulation. But glory in that because...
8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature (creation), shall be able to separate us from the love of Yahweh God, which is in Christ Jesus our Prince.
Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,
While Christ means anointed, as in the Anointed One of Israel, the KJV translators should have rendered this 'I speak the truth among the Anointed,' referring to the group, the called out, or anointed seed of Abraham. Israelites (of the 12 tribes). Paul is in his letter to the Romans, speaking to the Israelites, both of the circumcised (Judaeans) and the uncircumcised (Greeks, who are just some of the dispersed 10 tribes). He is the apostle to the Nations (of the 12 tribes). The other apostles mostly brought the gospel to the Judaeans. Paul brought the gospel to the dispersed nations, descendants of those who were not part of the Exodus and missed the experiences that the Judaeans went through. He is “grafting” the Nations back in.
9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed (banned) from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Again Christ here should have been 'anointed'. Paul was banned from groups and assemblies of his brethren by the Edomite scribes and Pharisees, who wanted to keep their “traditions of men” (Mark 7:8, Col 2:8). Their version of the Law of Moses. The truth and the gospel was threatening their control and position.
9:3 ...my kinsmen according to the flesh: (DNA) (Deut 32:32)
9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption (position of sons), and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
An important note, and proof of deliberate false teaching by today's “churches”: in verse 4 Paul is addressing Israelites. If the “adoption” is for “Gentiles”, why is he stating that the adoption pertains to Israel?
5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
The translators either deliberately or ignorantly botched this verse up.
Let's look at the original Greek:
5 whose are the fathers; and of whom are the Anointed in regards to the flesh, being over all blessed of Yahweh for the ages. Truly.
These are the few times 'Christ' should have been rendered 'anointed'.
If you noticed the lighter italicized words in verse 5, these are added words by the translators. Merely assumptions in most cases, like 'came', but warranted in other cases like 'are'.
Deuteronomy 10:15 Only Yahweh had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
Yahweh has a family with His DNA, it started with Adam, Christ was the perfection of Adam. Our example. We are the descendants of Adam. We are chosen of Yahweh.
9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
Not everyone that is dwelling with Israel is of Israel.
Esau's descendants were always 'thorns in our side'. John chapter 8, Christ explains the same thing, they are not of us. These Edomites infiltrated and corrupted the religious sects in Christ's time. Our denominations are the result of this today.
9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Galatians 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman (Hagar) was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman (Sarah) was by promise.
Abraham had children with Hagar and Ketura too.
ISHMAEL - By Hagar an Egyptian (descendants of Ham). Arabs of today, previously white up until Islamic Era (600 AD)ish
KETURA - who were sent east, known as the Indo-aryans
ISAAC - By Sarah. The Covenant People. Saints. The Called. The anointed people of Israel, Isaac's son. Saxon. That rhymes. Are you starting to understand yet?
9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these (Ishmaelites and Keturites) are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
The holy seed, holy means called out, anointed. The Israelites are simply the called seed of Abraham, chosen by Yahweh, to be the light of the Nations (the 12 tribes as well as all the descendants from Adam up to Abraham and Isaac, these are Adamites, those of the 12 are Israelites, both having the Spirit (DNA) of our Father Yahweh. The Israelites are simply the government, the administrative staff, referred in scripture as “the city on the hill”. (jerUSAlem)
9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son (Isaac).
Isaac is a 'type' of Christ. Abraham would represent Yahweh, who was willing to sacrifice his son. By doing this deed, Yahweh chose Abraham to be the father of many nations (the 12). Christ was the anointed sacrifice to redeem Abraham's seed, the chosen line of Isaac, whom Yahweh anointed and blessed his son Jacob (Israelites). Christ did not die for those outside His family (DNA).
9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works (sacrificial rituals), but of Him that calleth;)
This is referring to Jacob and Esau. Yahweh knew the purpose for these twins. He knew that Esau would be a race traitor and despise his birthright. He hated Esau. Yahweh had chosen Jacob to be the bearer of The Light. See, the line continues from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob and through his 12 sons, our fathers. Isn't learning about your heritage fun?
The last part of verse 11 is stating that Yahweh chose Abraham not because of works (ritual performance) but because of Abraham's righteousness. He believed in Yahweh's promise.
Paul was preaching that the rituals don't save you, Prince Yahshua does. And besides, the transition of ending the ritual sacrifices was not understood yet. Christ was the last sacrifice.
9:12 It was said unto her (Rebecca), The elder shall serve the younger.
9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
2 I have loved you, saith Yahweh. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith Yahweh: yet I loved Jacob,
3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
9:15 For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
Exodus 33:19 And He said, I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of Yahweh before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth (wishes), nor of him that runneth (strives), but of God that sheweth mercy.
9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew My power in thee, and that My name might be declared throughout all the earth.
9:18 Therefore hath He mercy on whom He will have mercy, and whom he will He hardeneth.
Yahweh saved our ancestors from Pharaoh to demonstrate His power. And to teach us a lesson.
The Pharaoh in Joseph's time in Egypt was a Hamite, here was the grandson of that Pharaoh. He was a race mixed bastard with Hittite blood. (Gen 42:23, Ex 1:8, Acts 7:18)
Yahweh will punish us with our enemies.
9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth He yet find fault? For who hath resisted His will?
2Chronicles 20:6 And said, O Yahweh God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest thou?
9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to Him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Referring to Jacob (honor) and Esau (dishonor). Esau Edom. Edomites.
Proverbs 16:4 Yahweh hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
2Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
9:22 What if God, willing to shew His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
In other words, why keep the Edomites around? Well how would this life be a test without stumbling blocks? How else would we learn to strive for our inheritance and position of sons?
1Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us (Israelites) to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Prince Jesus Christ,
1Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they (Edomites) were appointed.
Jacob/Israel = Positive, light, righteousness Esau/Edom = Negative, darkness, destruction
Read all about the fate of Edom (today's Jews) in just 21 verses in Obadiah.
9:22 What if God, willing to shew His wrath, and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
9:23 And that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had afore prepared unto glory,
9:24 Even us, whom He hath called, not of the Judaeans only, but also of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel)?
9:25 As He saith also in Hosea, I will call them My people, which were not My people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto Me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not My people, Thou art My people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not My people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not My people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
This prophecy has come true here in America, because when we disobey, we become as the heathen to Yahweh, and He does not know us.
We are called “Gentiles” (not God's people, or non-Jew) today by Jews and the world.
Besides what you have been told what a gentile is, have you searched for yourself?
The modern teaching is that this word means non-Jew. This could not be anymore untrue.
All the older texts both Greek and Hebrew record Nation.
Gentile is derived from the Latin word 'gentilis', which means one who is not a Roman citizen.
The Greek word 'ethnos' means nation, race or tribe. Nothing else. The idea that it refers to everyone that is not a Jew is a Jewish idea. By allowing the perversion of our scriptures by the lying pen of the scribes, most of the world has given up the knowledge of their heritage. Without a fight you have been stripped of your inheritance and 'placement of son', like Esau selling his birthright for some pottage. You are now an illegitimate, adopted, outsider who thinks you can choose to accept Jesus and be given something that is already yours, all the while being ignorant and disobedient.
Instead, I challenge you to shed these false teachings and learn who you are and some history of our heritage and know that you are NOT a 'gentile', but a child of Yahweh. An heir who is by blood an Israelite of one of the 12, who has the Spirit in you, who can seek Christ's example with knowledge and deed, and be 'placed as a son' next to our Prince in the Kingdom.
9:27 Isaiah also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved (preserved):
9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will Yahweh make upon the earth.
28 Indeed Yahweh will make a complete and quickly executed account upon the earth.
Isaiah 28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands (chastisement, reform) be made strong: for I have heard from Yahweh GOD of hosts a consumption (complete destruction), even determined upon the whole earth.
9:29 And as Isaiah said before, Except Yahweh of Sabaoth (armies) had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
Lamentations 3:22 It is of Yahweh's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles (Nations of Israel), which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law (rituals of the law). For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.
The rituals were a stumbling stone, it created a wrong attitude toward the ritual sacrifices of just going through the motions. As if completing or performing an atoning ritual can save you.
Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved (preserved).
10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Verses 1-3 describes the churches today. Don't get mad, get educated.
10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Greek is much clearer:
4 Indeed Christ is the fulfillment of the law for justice to each one that is trusting.
Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth (practices) those things shall live by them.
Leviticus 18:5 Ye shall therefore keep My statutes, and My judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh. (Neh 9:29)
10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
10:9 That if thou shalt confess (agree) with thy mouth the Prince Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (preserved).
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess (agree with) Me before men, him will I confess (agree with) also before My Father which is in heaven.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation .
10 With the heart one believes in justice, and with the mouth one agrees in deliverance.
Salvation through repentance, and continued righteousness, which is walking in Christ's example.
10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. (Is 28:16)
10:12 For there is no difference between the Judaean and the Greek: for the same Prince over all is rich unto all that call upon Him.
10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Prince shall be saved (preserved).
10:14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher (proclamation)?
10:15 And how shall they preach (proclaim), except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
Nahum 1:15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.
10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Yahweh, who hath believed our report?
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of Yahweh revealed?
10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Psalm 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations (of Israel); and then shall the end come.
10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Paul is referring to the dispersed 10 tribes who were in the wilderness, without the Exodus experience.
10:20 But Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought Me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after Me.
Being found or preached to by Paul. See how Paul did not go preach to the “gentiles', but to the 10 tribes that did not experience the Exodus and were without guidance.
10:21 But to Israel He saith, All day long I have stretched forth My hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
1 I am sought of them that asked not for Me; I am found of them that sought Me not: I
said, Behold Me, behold Me, unto a nation that was not called by My name.
2 I have spread out My hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
3 A people that provoketh Me to anger continually to My face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels (body); Look it up and keep reading.
Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away His people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Sam 12:22)
Paul knows his heritage. Paul states the fact of DNA. Benjamin is Jacob's youngest. By the way all the apostles were Benjaminites. Except Judas the Edomite.
11:2 God hath not cast away His people which He foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elijah? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
11:3 Yahweh, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Paul mirrors Elijah. Elijah was a prophet sent to the 10 northern tribes of Israel. As was Paul.
11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. (1 Ki 19:18)
Baal is where we get the word, rather title, Lord.
Yahweh always keeps a remnant to preserve Israel.
11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace (favor).
Only a remnant keeps the word, even today.
11:6 And if by grace (favor), then is it no more of works (rituals): otherwise grace is no more grace (favor) . But if it be of works (rituals), then is it no more grace (favor): otherwise work is no more work.
6 But if in favor, no longer from rituals: since favor would be favor no longer.
If we receive favor by rituals, than what good is favor if all we have to do is a ritual?
Yahweh wants obedience and righteousness, not empty rituals.
11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
Yahweh chooses who sees and who does not.
11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
Isaiah 29:10 For Yahweh hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Why don't today's “churches” know anything about scripture, history, heritage, etc.? Because Yahweh made this test of life hard. If you are blind, ask and ye shall receive. He's not going to choose a person who just goes through the motion. Wake up.
11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
11:10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.
Psalm 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel), for to provoke them to jealousy.
Paul is saying for Judaeans who had the law, to not be jealous of the dispersed nations who did not have the law but are Israelites as well and receive the same grace (favor).
11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world (society), and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations); how much more their fulness?
11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles (dispersed Nations), inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel), I magnify (honor) mine office:
11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh (my kinsmen), and might save (preserve) some of them. (1 Cor 9:22)
11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world (society), what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
There is a resurrection for cast off Israel (dispersed 10) as well.
11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
Jacob was holy, his seed was called out, holy. The branches here are the descendants of Judah namely Zerah. Zerah was the twin of Pharez through Tamar. Zerah's descendants left Egypt before the Exodus and settled Troy and later Rome. These are the wild olives whose branches were broken off.
11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Jeremiah 11:16 Yahweh called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
Acts 2:39 For the promise is unto you (Judaean Israelites), and to your children, and to all that are afar off (dispersed Israelites), even as many as the Prince our God shall call.
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
The captivities were because of disobedience, it was a divorce, Israel was cast off and forgot their heritage. But they were still Israel. Christ reconciled the children of Israel, both near and far.
11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
1Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
19 Now you will say, Those branches have been broken off, in order that I would be grafted in?
20 Correct, in disbelief they were broken off, and you in faith stand. Be not proud, but reverent.
11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee.
Paul was telling the Judaeans and the dispersed Nations that they were of the same tree, not to boast because they had the law and the others didn't. They were all of the same lump.
11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
1Corinthians 15:2 By which also ye are saved (preserved), if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
John 15:2 Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth (cleanse) it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Notice the word 'again'. Only something that was broken off can be grafted back to it's original. Remember, kind after kind.
11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations) be come in. (2 Cor 3:14)
To know the mystery you have to know the history.
11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved (preserved): as it is written, There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Isaiah 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in Yahweh with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Paul either misquotes Isaiah or he understands that a remnant of each tribe of Israel shall be saved. Just being an Israelite is not a guarantee. Reread 11:2-5,7.
11:27 For this is My covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Isaiah 27:9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel (uncircumcised, dispersed Nations), and with the house of Judah (circumcised, Judaeans):
11:28 As concerning the gospel, they are on your account enemies: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. (Deut 7:8)
Paul emphasizes that the dispersed 10 are Israelites as well, so don't be jealous, they are your brethren.
11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
The original Greek: 29 Indeed the favor and calling of Yahweh are not to be repented of.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief (disobedience):
Paul told the Roman Judahites that they were disobedient too.
11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief (disobedience), that He might have mercy upon all.
Neither houses were righteous. House of Judah (circumcised) and House of Israel (uncircumcised). The children of Israel are the children of disobedience.
11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!
11:34 For who hath known the mind of the Yahweh? or who hath been His counsellor?
Job 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
11:35 Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto Him again?
11:36 For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Paul explains that we are all pieces of the same body, each with different functions.
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
12:2 And be not conformed to this world (society): but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
12:3 For I say, through the grace (favor) given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
Even Adamites are members of the body (DNA, Spirit). Israelites have a different office than Adamites. Israelites can be thought as the administrative staff of our Prince.
1Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also the Anointed. (the Anointed group, seed, Israel)
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace (favor) that is given to us, whether (interpretation of) prophecy, let us prophesy (interpret) according to the proportion of faith;
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
7 or service in the ministry; or he that is teaching, in education;
Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some, ambassadors; and some, interpreters of prophecies; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers;
12:8 Or he that exhorteth (encourages), on exhortation (encouragement): he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
1Timothy 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue.
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Prince;
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant (persistence) in prayer;
12:13 Distributing to the necessity of (the) saints; given to hospitality.
Saints are those of the seed of Jacob. Sacred, holy, set apart.
1Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the assemblies of Galatia, even so do ye.
1Timothy 3:2 A bishop (overseer) then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Referring to kinsmen.
We are to curse those enemies of Christ that are not of our race. This is called imprecatory prayer. (Psalm 109)
12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
1Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Prince:
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith Yahweh.
Vengeance is Yahweh's.
12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Again, referring to kinsmen enemies. We are to love our brethren, Christ loved His kinsmen enemies, He died for them.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Verses 5-21 We all have gifts, we should use them toward the good of the Kingdom, follow the law. Be better to our brethren than our brethren is towards us.
The basic message of love thy brethren. If you love your brethren, then you fulfill all the commandments.
'Enemy' in verse 20 is an enemy of kin. In no way does Christ want us to accept or show favor towards our real enemy, the seed of the serpent (Gen 3:15).
Us subjecting ourselves to worldly government.
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained (appointed) of God.
13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Honest rulers that do good we must be subject to.
13:4 For he is the minister (servant) of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister (servant) of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
The Just arm of government is good.
13:5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
13:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Give unto Caesar what is Caesar's. If you don't pay your taxes, you go to jail.
13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation (deliverance) nearer than when we believed.
1Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering (sharing beds) and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
13:14 But put ye on Prince Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized (immersed) into Christ have put on Christ.
Immersed in the knowledge and understanding of your heritage.
Paul just went through a list of things you have to do to be faithful in chapter 13.
Romans 14:1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations (arguing of decisions).
14:2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
14:3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. (Col 2:16)
14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. (James 4:12)
Paul is proclaiming that we all do things differently. We should not judge each other's methods in life and worship, as long as it is in accordance with The Way.
An example regarding verses 1-4 is as follows:
In those days, unless you owned or lived on a farm, you got your meat from the market in the city. This meat was considered “common”, thought of as defiled or profaned, by the Judaeans, those that knew and practiced the law. The Romans were “wild olives” who did not have the law, and were pagan to boot. Most of this meat was sacrificed to gods, hence “common”.
Maybe this will help explain “common”.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, to those whom have attained to the fulfillments of the ages.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye (you determine that) which I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Abraham's seed became many nations, of the same bread (DNA, race). Who do you think the nations of Europe, Canada, America, Australia, and New Zealand are? I pray you are thinking the descendants of the 12 tribes.
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
20 But I say, that the things which the Nations sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Prince, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers at the table of the Prince, and of the table of devils.
22 Do we provoke the Prince to jealousy? are we stronger than He?
Paul is stating that if you are not sacrificing to Yahweh then you are sacrificing to idols.
You can be aware, and even try to bring about awareness to them about their evil, but it's not up to you to convince them, just let Yahweh sort em out. Worry about yourselves and do what is righteous.
Paul is against the sacrifices to idols and would rather the people not have fellowship together, but if you needed to buy meat, buy it, take it home and pray over. The same thing is going on today. If you only knew what goes on in the food industry. Do you think everyone who handles your food is a Christian?
Now we can see the importance of praying over our food.
Back to Romans.
Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Galatians 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Prince; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Prince he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Prince, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Prince he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
1Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory (honor) of God.
14:7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
1Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Prince; and whether we die, we die unto the Prince: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Prince's.
Here another example of 'doubtful disputations':
Some people observe a Saturday Sabbath, most observe Sunday, few observe the Sabbath by the Solar Calendar, and so forth.
It matters not so long as 1 in 7 days consistently is a day of rest and worship, and learning heritage.
Paul says to be better than these disputes and respect each others practices. Put brethren first.
Note: The churches teach that these verses say we can eat pork.
First, pork is on the unclean list of Yahweh's food laws.
Second, pork is not considered food. Chinese people eat cockroaches, should that be food too?
Third, Yahweh does not change (Malachi 3:6).
Fourth, Israelites following the law NEVER sacrificed pigs.
Fifth, something Yahweh deems “unclean” cannot be cleansed. He didn't say “but....”
Sixth, something that is common, or profane can be cleansed. What do you think we are when we sin?
Seventh, pork is a stumbling block.
Eighth, pork is not the subject in the context here.
Ninth, if you love Yahweh, you will do what He asks. Will eating pork cost you your salvation? Probably not, but it most definitely costs some major brownie points!
Ten, once you get trichinosis (worms), you got em for life.
Eleven, and one for the translators who purposefully changed the words in verse 14 to unclean where it should say profane or common. They loved pork back then too and even changed the word of God to satisfy their fleshly desires.
14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be master both of the dead and living.
2Corinthians 5:15 And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.
14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Prince, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to Yahweh.
14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Galatians 6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
1Peter 4:5 Who shall give account to Him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
1Corinthians 8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty (free will) of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
14:14 I know, and am persuaded by the Prince Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
14 I know and have confidence by Prince Yahshua, that nothing is of itself profane: except to he who considers anything to be profane, to him it is profane.
15 But if because of food your brother is distressed, no longer do you walk in accordance with charity (love). You must not with your food ruin that person for whose benefit Christ had died.
14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat (food) and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
14:18 For he that in these things (righteousness) serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
2Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Prince, but also in the sight of men.
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify (build, support) another.
14:20 For meat (food) destroys not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
1Corinthians 8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
14:22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
22 Do you have faith? Have it concerning yourself in the presence of Yahweh. Blessed is he who does not condemn that in which he himself approves.
Don't be a hypocrite.
14:23 And he that doubteth (makes a distinction) is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
23 But he that makes a distinction, if then he eats, has been condemned, because it is not from faith, and all which is not from of faith is an error.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Help our brethren if you are blessed with abundance.
1Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved (preserved).
15:3 For even Christ pleased not Himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on Me.
Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope (expectation).
15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
1Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Prince Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
15:6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Prince Jesus Christ.
The Way (Christianity), was never meant to become what it is today, did you know there are over 4000 different Christian denominations? Do you know that the KJV is only 400 years old, and came from other translations, and before that, manuscripts and fragments, and stone, mouth and memory. That is why we must study diligently and seek the truth. The closer to the original, the better.
It matters that you know who you are, and whose you are.
That you are worshiping the one true God, and His name is Yahweh. Who sent His son, in the flesh (DNA), and we must be sure that we know who He is, which is of the seed of David, who is of Jesse, who is from of Judah, who is of Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham, through Noah and Adam.
If you are worshiping a Jewish Jesus, BEWARE!!!! Your efforts cannot be acceptable to Yahweh. They are Edomites/Canaanites and their false doctrines are beguiling you just like their father in the garden with Eve. Jews are a mixed breed, and by their own admission.
15:7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
When Christ came, He came to Judaea, where the House of Judah (2 southern tribes) returned after the Babylonian captivity, to establish the law and bring in the Messiah. They were the circumcision. That's why scripture says to Judah first, then the dispersed Nations.
15:9 And that the Gentiles (dispersed Nations of Israel) might glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Nations, and sing unto thy name.
John 10:16 And other sheep I have (house of dispersed Israel), which are not of this fold (house of Judah): them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
15:10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
15:11 And again, Praise Yahweh, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
15:12 And again, Isaiah saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
Verses 10-12 have been butchered by the translators, let's examine the Greek. Bear in mind that the Nations are of Israel. The word 'Gentile' does not belong in scripture.
10 And again it says, “Rejoice, Nations with His people.” 11 And again, “Praise Yahweh, all the Nations, and commend Him, all the people.” 12 And again, Isaiah says, “There shall be the root of Jesse and He is arising to be ruler of nations: upon Him the Nations have expectation.”
Deuteronomy 32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with His people: for He will avenge the blood of His servants, and will render vengeance to His adversaries, and will be merciful unto His land, and to His people.
Psalm 117:1 O praise Yahweh, all ye nations: praise Him, all ye people.
In verse 10 and in Deuteronomy above, 'with' should not be there. It separates Israel and the Nations of Israel, which are both the same people. This is a deliberate addition to support universalism, that anyone else can claim what was given to the Nations of Israel.
Paul's duty was to bring the gospel to the Nations (the dispersed of Israel)
15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope (expectation), through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The 'expectation' is from knowing your heritage and what you can expect, if you follow and seek Christ.
15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
2Peter 1:12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.
15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace (favor) that is given to me of God, (Gal 1:15, Eph 3:7-8)
15:16 That I should be the minister (servant) of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles (dispersed Nations), ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations) might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
15:17 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles (dispersed Nations) obedient, by word and deed,
15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
15:21 But as it is written, To whom He was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
The dispersed Nations did not hear or see because they left before the Exodus; those also of the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities missed out and forgot who they were.
Isaiah 52:15 So shall He sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
15:22 For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
Being hindered by the Edomite priests and deceived followers of them.
15:23 But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
15:24 Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.
Paul intended to go to Spain but there is no evidence he left Rome. Most likely he was beheaded by Nero in 62AD.
15:25 But now I go unto Jerusalem to minister unto the saints.
Acts 19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.
15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles (dispersed Nations) have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things (pertaining to the flesh).
1Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.
15:29 And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Prince Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
15:31 That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;
Referring to 13:1 being subject to higher powers, Paul was in bonds and because he was a Roman citizen he was to have his day in court. If you are familiar with the Book of Acts, Paul was in this situation because of the Edomite Pharisee agitators who followed Paul around as he spread the gospel and stirred up the people against him, just like they did with Christ.
15:32 That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
He's called the God of peace because when He's done, there will be peace.
Romans was written to many assemblies, not just one.
Romans 16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church (assembly) which is at Cenchrea:
16:2 That ye receive her in the Prince, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
2 That you shall receive her hospitably, worthily of the saints in the Prince, and that you provide for her in whatever matter needed of you; indeed she also has been a patroness of many, even of me myself.
16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches (assemblies) of the Gentiles (dispersed Nations).
16:5 Likewise greet the church (assembly) that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
Back then there were not churches like today. People congregated in assembly halls, courts, theaters, homes, riversides, etc.
And in verse 5, a church cannot be inside a house, but an assembly or congregation can. The KJV throws the word church around carelessly, when it always is translated from assembly or congregation, a gathering.
16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
16:8 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Prince.
16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
16:10 Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.
16:11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Prince.
16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Prince. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Prince.
16:13 Salute Rufus chosen in the Prince, and his mother and mine. (2 John 1)
Paul's half brother, who is of British royalty.
16:14 Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
16:15 Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
16:16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the assemblies of the Anointed greet you.
Yes, it could be read that the congregations of Christ salute you, but the translation is regarding the group, which would be that the 12 tribes of Israel, greet you.
16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
2Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Avoid those who preach 'the doctrines of men', and for today Paul would warn about today's apostate “churches”.
16:18 For they that are such serve not our Prince Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
1Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Paul, if he were alive today, would warn us of Joel Osteen, John Hagee, Billy Graham, and anyone else scattering the sheep with their Jewish Jesus Doctrine, preaching the Rapture, and universalizing God's promises so anyone and everyone can claim the inheritance that He promised to the seed of Abraham. I don't remember any Asians or Blacks, Mexicans, or half breeds in the will. Why did Yahweh demand we be separate? I thought everyone was the same.
I know, this sounds crazy, but don't call me crazy, I'm just a messenger proclaiming the scripture to everyone that Christ did. And that was Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Matthew 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
These are Christ's words; ask Him why He didn't include everyone. But now you know, He came for the children of Israel.
16:19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace (favor) of our Prince Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
Paul is telling these Romans that Satan will be crushed under their feet. This is a prophesy. He is identifying the Jewish ruling class, the Edomite Pharisees, Satan's children, and that they will be crushed. (Gen 3:15). This prophesy came true in 70 AD when the Romans (Israelites) destroyed the temple under General Titus. This broke the power of the Edomites and many fled to Khazaria, while the Catholic church gained power, and the children of Israel migrated through the Caucus mountains (where we get the word caucasian) and settled the nations of Europe and eventually America.
21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. (Acts 16:1)
16:22 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Prince.
Tertius wrote Romans for Paul, who could not see well.
16:23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church (assembly), saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother. (1 Cor 1:14)
16:24 The grace (favor) of our Prince Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
16:25 Now to Him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself:
Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
The identity of the children of Israel is the mystery. Back then because of captivity and migration, and today because of our “churches”. The “churches” teach that you are a “Gentile”, no wonder nobody knows the mystery.
16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Again, KJV left out 'the', as in 'all the nations', universalizing this heritage and inheritance to those outside of the chosen seedline.
16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Written to the Romans from Cenchrea, a small town on the outskirts of Corinth, and sent by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.
Here is some history of Zerah Judah:
In Chron. 2:6, where we learn that Ethan, Heman, Chalcol, Darda, and Zimri were all sons of Zerah, the son of Judah.
In Greek literature, Dardanos is the founder of the settlement in northwest Anatolia which became known as Troy. Its principle city was known by two names, Ilios (or Ilium) after Ilos, and Troy after Tros, both said to be descendants of Dardanos (cf. Strabo, Geography,13.1.25). Homer confidently gives a genealogy from Dardanos down through Ilos and Tros and several other generations unto Priam, king of Troy when the city was destroyed by the Greeks.
Throughout Homer and later Greek literature the Trojans are called Dardans (or Dardanians), after Dardanos.
Trojans, Leleges, Carians, Cilicians, and Phoenicians are all related, and also all have some connection to ancient Crete, a land famous for its bull-worship cult (cf. Exodus 32; 1 Kings 12:28; 2 Kings 10:29;17:16; Apollodorus, Library,3.2.1).
Once it is realized that the ancient Phoenicians were the northern tribes of Israel, which the Bible and especially the LXX version reveals, and that the Trojans, related to the Phoenicians as explained in the Greek records, had descended from Judah through Zerah, the profound realities of Biblical prophecy begin to materialize.
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until shiloh come ...” (Gen. 49:10). Yet this statement was made perhaps 700 to 750 years before David, the first Judahite king in Israel, received the sceptre there for the Pharez line of Judah.
Strabo says of the Trojans that they “waxed so strong from a small beginning that they became Kings of Kings” (12.8.7), and describes the Trojan royal dynasties which ruled over all the related peoples, including the Carians, Lycians, Mysians, Leleges and Cilicians (13.1.7). Even in the defeat of Troy, the Trojans were considered a noble race and Trojan princes true royalty. So it is evident that the Zerah line of Judah had kings much earlier than the Pharez line.
Virgil’s Aeneid tells a story of how the Trojan prince Aeneas, after Troy’s fall, led a large colony of Trojans to what is now Italy, founding a settlement called Alba Longa. These people later became known by the name of that settlement's most famous city, Rome.
Since according to Homer the Lydians were allies of Troy (Iliad Book2), and the Etruscans of Italy claimed to be a colony of Lydians (Strabo 5.2.2, Herodotus 1.94, Tacitus’ Annals of Rome 4.52 ff.), such a migration is quite plausible, Alba Longa having been just south of Tuscany in Italy.
Strabo tells us that the migration of Aeneas is “a traditional fact”, along with the diaspora of other Trojans (3.2. 13), and discusses such at length in several places in his Geography (6.1.12, 14; 13.1.52, 53 et al.).
In Medieval times the Trojan princes were considered to be legitimate, rightful rulers, and noblemen sought to connect themselves to the houses of those princes in order to legitimize their own positions.
The Romans, being descended from the Israelite tribe of Zerah-Judah, surely were the “people of the Prince” of Dan. 9:26, who Paul wrote would “crush Satan” under their feet (Rom. 16:20), i.e. destroy the Canaanite-Edomites of Jerusalem. Paul knew the Romans were Israel, and told them as much throughout his epistle to them. This is especially apparent at Rom. 1:21-26, which could only be spoken of Israelites, the only nation who knew Yahweh (i.e. Amos 3:2; Mic.4:5). He also told them at Rom. 2:14-15, where “Gentiles” should be “nations”, and the statement is a direct reference to Psa. 33:12-15; 40:8; Isa. 51:7; Jer. 31:31-33; Ezek.11:19-20; 36:26-27, which can be spoken of no one but Israel. Paul further indicated that the Romans were Israelites at Rom. 2:22-29 (cf. Deut. 10:16; Jer. 4:4); 4:1, 12, 13-18; 5:6,10-11; 7:1-6 (cf. Jer. 3:1, 8; Hos. 2:2); 8:14-17 (cf. Deut. 14:1); 9:1-13, 21-29 and elsewhere. Paul was not, as the ‘church’ supposes, redefining Israel, styled today as “replacement theology”, for Paul was addressing Israelites, not the ‘church’!
Paul was not the founder of the Roman Catholic Church. Nor a bishop of Rome.
The Catholic Church universalized Paul's writings. The word 'Catholic' means universal.
Since there were many forms of paganism, the Catholic Church accepted all the different rituals, ceremonies, gods, etc and rolled them into one.
That's why when we celebrate Easter, we are really worshipping the goddess Diana, also known as Artemis or Astarte. The goddess of fertility, hence all the eggs.
And Christmas which is not Christ's birthday. He was born at the end of September.
ROMANS – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Romans.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Romans is a Pauline Epistle (letter from Paul). The Apostle Paul wrote it roughly about 56-57 A.D. The key personalities in the book of Romans are the Apostle Paul, and Phoebe who delivered this letter. Paul wrote the letter to the believers in Rome, hence the name “Romans”. He wrote it to give them a concrete theological foundation on which to construct their faith and to live for and serve God effectively.
Believers: The “churches” doctrine has made a mess of this word. They preach that anyone who believes can be saved. While true in one aspect, it is a false doctrine.
The bible is written by, to, for and about the generations of Adam (Gen 5:1). That means, to, for and about the descendants of Adam. If you know biblical history you know that Abraham is the 21st from Adam. Same seedline. Keep going from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Now Jacob's 12 sons. These are the Israelites, 12 tribes. These 12 tribes went on to settle Europe and America. The Jews were the seedline of Cain, who was NOT Adam's son for he is nowhere listed in the genealogy. (Gen 3:15).
If you are an Israelite, and “believe”, then you are halfway there. Yahweh also requires obedience to His laws and striving to walk in the Prince's example.
The book of Romans reveals the answers to important questions and supplies information on many topics, such as salvation, the sovereignty of God, judgment, spiritual growth, and the righteousness of God. Many scholars also describe it as The Gospel and the Righteousness of God, which can be received only by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ.
The definition of faith is allegiance. Allegiance is loyalty, seeking His face, following His example.
Although Romans is educating His people about His Righteousness, it is an epistle to the Judaeans, who are of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi, that returned to Judaea after the Babylonian captivity, who had the law and kept it to a certain extent, they were also called the circumcised. Romans was also the epistle to the Nations, who were of the 10 northern tribes (Reuben, Dan, Simeon, Ashur, Zebulon, Naphtali, Gad, Issachar, Ephraim and Manassah), who were the dispersed, also called the uncircumcised.
Paul was the apostle to the Nations, because they either left Egypt before the Exodus, or dispersed during the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities, and missed all these experiences.
The bible translators substituted the word 'gentiles' in place of the word Nations. This is an evil tactic that removes Yahweh's people from their heritage. With this belief that 'gentile' means non-Jew, it fools us into thinking that the Jews are Israelites and we are just a bunch of foster kids with no kinship to Christ.
Gentile means only: nation, race or kin
The “churches” preach that the 12 tribes just disappeared or were consumed. When really they migrated north and west and founded all the white nations we have today.
Never was Yahweh's plan to include the other races in the inheritance and promises that were given to Abraham's seed. The bible is exclusive to a certain seed.
The focus of the “righteousness of God” is foundational throughout the book of Romans. In fact, it is threaded through every section of the basic outline of this epistle. Paul reiterates this so that the reader may realize that salvation cannot be attained through man’s good deeds but only through faith in God’s righteousness: "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes... For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith" (1:16-17). You cannot repair your relationship with God through your good deeds; this is only accomplished through faith in the perfect and finished work of Jesus Christ.
Deeds and works are usually referring to the sacrificial blood rituals, which were done away with when Christ died. He was the last sacrifice. But the “churches” preach that it is not our good works that save us. Well if you only read the verses that say “just believe, or just accept Him” and not all the many verses that tell us that we must prove ourselves worthy by our works, deeds, example, faith, and righteousness through obedience, then it does sound like all we have to do is just “believe”. But the “churches” don't teach the meat, they focus on “just believe”.
A child can “believe” in a reward, but that reward does not come by belief alone.
• In chapters 1-8, Paul explains the fundamentals and foundations of the Christian faith. This is the Gospel Message, which all believers are commanded to share with the entire world. Some of the most popular and precious memorization passages about Salvation can be found in the first several chapters of Romans, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (6:23). Paul teaches about the sinful nature of all men in the eyes of God, justification by faith in Jesus Christ, freedom from sin, and victory in Christ.
Context, or topic, and translational errors of the word 'world' lead to gross misunderstandings. The word 'world' is society in the older manuscripts. The 'society' of Adamic man. Only anglo-saxon peoples (of the 12 tribes) are the people who founded all the civilized societies of time.
When Caesar said to tax the whole world, did he intend to tax China, Africa, Eskimos and squat monsters? No, he meant the Adamic society. Christ came only unto the lost sheep of Israel.
• Chapters 9-11, Paul explains God’s sovereignty over salvation. He also spells out how an individual may come into a right relationship with God: "if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." (10:13). Place your faith and trust only in what Jesus Christ has already done on the cross and make Him the Master of your life and trust He raised Himself from the grave conquering death. His promise is "You will be saved''.
This is all fine and dandy, we must believe and trust in Christ. But we must also walk in the example that He demonstrated when He came. We must learn our heritage, know the law, and obey it.
“Just believing” gets you nothing. If you love Christ, obey His commandments. John 14:15
• In chapters 12-16, Paul gives instructions for all Christians about how to live a holy lifestyle. In the beginning of chapter 12 he writes, “Present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice”, and “Do not be conformed to this world” (vss. 1-2). Much of the errors and trials that Paul dealt with in his “Epistles”, were because the believers had conformed their lives to the world and not to God.
Paul is preaching that since we are a holy (called out) seed, that we must not give in to the fleshly desires of the world (society), but to separate ourselves from ungodliness and seek righteousness.
Let's look at another church view...
The original recipients of the letter were the people of the church at Rome (1:7), who were predominantly Gentile. Jews, however, must have constituted a substantial minority of the congregation (see 4:1; chs. 9 - 11; see also note on 1:13). Perhaps Paul originally sent the entire letter to the Roman church, after which he or someone else used a shorter form (chs. 1 - 14 or 1-15) for more general distribution.
Firstly, there were not churches set up like today in Rome back then. The first advent of Christ was 25 years ago, the ruling religious sects were the Sadducees and Pharisees. These were infiltrated and corrupted by the descendants of Cain and Esau, hence Canaanites/Edomites, who perverted the law of Moses into the 'traditions of men'. Making Yahweh's law of none effect.
people of the church
The word 'church' is incorrectly translated from the word 'ecclessia G1577, meaning: a calling out, a meeting, congregation, assembly. Not necessarily, and never a building, or 'church'.
Paul wrote to the many assemblies, or groups of Israelites who lived in Rome. We have to understand that at that time in history, the demographic is Adamic society. The Greeks were caucasian, so were the Romans, and everyone inside the Roman empire. All descendants of Israel (12). But there were also Canaanites and Edomites as well. This is all about the Gen 3:15 prophecy.
So Rome at that time was pagan. You had the Judaeans who were the remnant that kept the law and practiced The Way. You had the Nations who were the dispersed Isrealites who knew not the law and practiced idolatry. And you had the Canaanites and Edomites who were perverting the scriptures into the 'traditions of men'. Paul was writing his letter to the Judaeans that kept the faith through all this. And to the Nations, the “believers” of the dispersed, that did not have the written law, but the law written on their heart, that gathered with the Judaeans. And Paul telling them that they were both of the seed of Abraham, even though they all forgot who they were.
We have already discussed this above in the first reference. Gentile does NOT mean non-Jew. It simply means 'any of the same race, nation, tribe, or kin'. As was briefly demonstrated above, there are 2 seedlines in the Bible: Adamite/Israelite seed of the woman. Canaanite/Esau Edomite seed of the serpent. Gen 3:15/John 8:44
In a nutshell: The word 'Jew' is intentionally mistranslated from the word Judaean or Judahite, which refers to the House of Judah, the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi. (Jer 8:8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Yahweh is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. )
The religious ruling class of Sadducees and Pharisees had the power to subtly change and pervert the law of Moses, and they did.
Friends, they have 'deceived the whole world' and we keep supporting them. By their fruits ye shall know them.
Paul was never a bishop in Rome, nor did he found the Roman Catholic Church. There were no 'church' yet. As evident in chapter 16, Paul was writing to assemblies, some large enough to fill a theater, some small enough to congregate in a home. Uniting the lost tribes (Nations) and the Judaeans back together, hence 'grafting in'. Only what was once a part of the original can be grafted back in. Scriptures teach 'kind after kind'.
Paul's primary theme in Romans is the basic gospel, God's plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind, Jew and Gentile alike (see 1:16-17 and notes). Although justification by faith has been suggested by some as the theme, it would seem that a broader theme states the message of the book more adequately. "Righteousness from God" (1:17) includes justification by faith, but it also embraces such related ideas as guilt, sanctification and security.
All humankind, Jew and Gentile
'All humankind' is nowhere found in the scriptures
'Jew' is a mistranslation of the correct word 'Judaean' and no relation to 'Jew'.
'Gentile' is a Latin word gentilis and only means 'of the same race, nation, or tribe'
It does not mean what the “churches” shove down your throats, that you are an outsider who gets adopted simply because by your own proclamation of choosing Him, He saves you, and gives you a part of an inheritance that is promised to the seed of Abraham.
The context of the whole bible is (Gen 5:1), you guessed it, the race of Adam.
Man can try to fit all the other races into God's plan, but if you believe in Jesus surely you believe what He stated.
Matthew 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
But what about everybody else?
15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Jeremiah 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
Paul begins by surveying the spiritual condition of all people. He finds Jews and Gentiles alike to be sinners and in need of salvation. That salvation has been provided by God through Jesus Christ and his redemptive work on the cross. It is a provision, however, that must be received by faith -- a principle by which God has always dealt with humankind, as the example of Abraham shows. Since salvation is only the beginning of Christian experience, Paul moves on to show how believers are freed from sin, law and death -- a provision made possible by their union with Christ in both death and resurrection and by the indwelling presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Paul then shows that Israel too, though presently in a state of unbelief, has a place in God's sovereign redemptive plan. Now she consists of only a remnant, allowing for the conversion of the Gentiles, but the time will come when "all Israel will be saved" (11:26; see note there). The letter concludes with an appeal to the readers to work out their Christian faith in practical ways, both in the church and in the world. None of Paul's other letters states so profoundly the content of the gospel and its implications for both the present and the future.
Jews and Gentiles
See how this separates the context of the bible from the 'doctrines of men'?
It should say 'Judaeans and Nations', meaning of the House of Judah and of the House of Israel, meaning the southern tribes of Judah and the northern tribes of Israel (the dispersed). Both were cleansed by Christ's blood, both were kin, both forgot.
Freed from sin, law and death
This is where the “churches” preach that the law was 'done away with'.
Only the ordinances of rituals was done away with, namely the blood rituals. Works of the law (sacrifices).
To be freed from sin, all you have to do is obey the commandments. If you obey the commandments, you are not sinning. If you are not sinning, then the law is not for you, but for the sinners, if you sin, you die. If you follow the law (example of Christ) then you will be accounted for righteousness, and LIVE!
Paul then shows...
Here the “churches” preach that Israel is the Jews, and that they will convert the Gentiles. So according to the “churches” doctrine, the Jews, who never accepted Christ, nor brought His gospel to anyone, are going to “come around” and have a change of mind and bring the message to the non-Jews (gentiles). This is just crazy! Brothers and sisters, WE are true Israel and WE brought the gospel to the world and WE have been blessed by our Father and WE are the only eligible heirs to the Kingdom. Please read the parable of the wheat and the tares in Matt 13:24-30.
And a third example of apostasy.
To whom was it written? “To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people”—that is, members of the church in the city of Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire.
To all the 'called' in Rome. That is the holy seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Those who kept the faith and congregated.
The “churches” teach that “you” get to choose Him. Scripture preaches that it is He who does the choosing.
Why was it written? Paul longed to visit the Christian community in Rome, but his travels and responsibilities toward other churches in the Empire made that difficult. In his letter, Paul mentions a plan to visit the Roman church on the way to Spain.
Paul had intended to go to Spain (which was founded by the descendants of Simeon) but most likely was executed by Nero after a few years of confinement in Rome.
This letter was written with a number of purposes in mind. Foremost among them was a simple explanation of the gospel of grace; but Paul also wanted to address growing tensions between Jewish and Gentile (non-Jewish) Christians in the church.
Again, we can see the confusion and misdirection of scripture by the 'lying pen of the scribes' changing the characters.
The tension was between the Judaeans in Rome who had the law, and the Greeks of the dispersion who did not have the law and experiences that the Judaeans had. Paul was telling the Judaeans not to be jealous of their brethren. It's like a case of tribal amnesia.
The gospel of grace was to both these parties. Christ died for both. Because Yahweh loves us so much, He had to die to be able to accept us again. Grace was the free gift to us. We don't have salvation because we believe, we believe because we have salvation. All we have to do is seek His face, by striving for His righteousness, by following His example.
What does it say? Much of Romans consists of what might be called a “Gospel presentation.” Setting a model that Christians continue to follow today, Paul outlines the basics of the Christian gospel, hitting all of the key points: God's holiness, mankind's sin, and the saving grace offered by Jesus Christ. He then moves on to talk about how believers, once they’ve been justified by faith, should respond to that gift of grace. Paul’s approach is logical and thorough—he clearly and thoughtfully lays out his case, anticipating questions and taking time to explain the more challenging elements. He is careful to ground his message of the Gospel against the backdrop of the Old Testament.
I have to give praise to the first paragraph. Nothing to rebut here.
We must respond to the gift of grace, by study, prayer, knowledge, deed, character, and well basically copying Christ's example.
I have to say though that some churches are 'New Testament' Christians only. I pray they wake up soon because Yahweh changes not. The Old and New are about the same people, seed, and both back each other up. How arrogant to accept only half of His word.
The letter also spends a good deal of time addressing a troublesome rift that was dividing Jewish and Gentile believers in Rome. Early Christians were faced with some important questions about the roots of their faith: what was Christianity’s relationship to the Jewish faith? Was is necessary for Christians to observe Jewish laws and behavioral restrictions? Was it wrong for Jewish believers to adhere to Jewish traditions? Paul’s message to both factions was a plea for unity in Christ: although following the Jewish law could not bring salvation outside of Jesus Christ, Paul challenged everyone in the Roman church to show grace and tolerance to fellow believers who, for reasons of conscience, followed different rules about diets, holidays, and other religious practices.
The rift, again, is between the two houses of Israel, Judah (Judah, Benjamin, and Levi) and Israel (the other dispersed 10).
In the last paragraph, it would be easier to understand if you just reread it and put the correct words in place of Jew and Gentile. Judaean and Nations would be those words.
Paul was not trying to unite the religion of the Jews, which is Judaism, Talmudism, 'traditions of the elders or men', and communism, to the religion of Christianity. He was uniting the Judaeans and the Nations, under Christianity.