Roman 7:7-25

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

EXEGETICAL PAPER
ON
(ROMANS 7:7-25)

A BOOK REVIEW SUBMITTED TO DR. ADEYEMI

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR

THE COURSE NBST 610

LIBERTY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY

DANIEL GOBLE

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA

FEB, 28TH 2015

OUTLINE Selected passage: Romans 7:7-25
Thesis:
In Romans 7:7-25 we see Paul’s conviction of the law and learning how to live a sanctified life where he claims that the law is not evil but it is present to show sins existence in our life.
Outline:
I. Introduction

II. Context: A. Historical cultural context of Paul

B. Literary context of Romans 7:7-25

II. Content:

A. Is the law sin? 7-12 B. Is the law the
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In looking at these comparisons we should not conclude that the law is sinful but that it explains what sin is and gives the individual the clarification of what sin is. In looking at verse 13 we see that Paul is inquiring whether the law is the cause of death but that idea is rejected in the conclusion of verses 14-25 where the death of the “I” means that it is due to the power of sin, therefore the law is not the root cause. Schreiner states that the goodness of the law is vindicated, but the power of sin over the “I” is also demonstrated. In looking at the historical context we see that the author Paul is writing to the church at Rome dating between 57-58 AD. This is a interesting location because historically we know that both Paul and Peter will be martyred in Rome and from looking at the early church fathers it is unlikely that either one of them founded the church in Rome. The members of this assembly can best be presumed that they were predominantly Gentile. Paul writes to the Romans with an anxious spirit because he longed to visit them and so this letter was to prepare the way of his arrival. This letter was written from Corinth where he was obtaining his collection for the poor in Palestine and after he received this collection he headed to Jerusalem and there he planned to continue to Rome until his plans were interrupted by his arrest. It was believed that Phoebe would take the

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