Romans - Andrew Dickson, ERM 119-4, for Fr. Nathan Paper...

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Andrew Dickson, ERM 119-4, for Fr. Nathan Paper #9, (Analysis of Romans) April 15, 2004 What is the Meaning of Righteousness Presented in Romans? What does someone have to do to achieve righteousness? Some people think you have to follow an old law and others don’t think you have to do anything. The truth is for someone who is a Christian; righteousness can be achieved by having faith in the Lord Jesus. St. Paul explains the idea of righteousness in Romans in the New Testament. St. Paul starts out in Romans talking about how God’s righteousness will save anyone who believes. Righteousness is explained as God’s gift of a renewed relationship in forgiveness and power for a new life. “The one who is righteous by faith will live.” (Rom 1:17) This means that the people that have faith in God’s righteousness will have eternal life. Paul, then, goes into a part where he presents a question and then quickly rebuts it to explain his point more thoroughly. He asks if human’s wickedness is proof of God’s
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This essay was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 1432 taught by Professor Kane during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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