Ancient Rome was similar to many modern cities: diverse, wealthy, and openly immoral. Paul had a message to deliver that Rome needed to hear. God sent him to proclaim the good news about Jesus, who is the only one who can reconcile man to God and save us from sin, the devil, and death. Salvation is available for everyone who believes, Alistair Begg reminds us. This good news conforms us to Christ and leads to the fulfillment of God’s eternal purposes.
16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,5 as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”6
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