Romans

Outline
Cecil N. Wright

I. INTRODUCTION (1:1-17)

II. DOCTRINAL EXPOSITION OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH (1:18-4:25).
1. Wrath of God revealed against all unrighteousness of men, and all men are sinners in need of justification (1:18-3:20).
2. Righteousness of God for sinners now being manifested (3:21-31).
3. Righteousness by faith exemplified in case of Abraham and described by David, as witnessed by Old Testament Scriptures (4:1-25).

III. PRACTICAL ADVANTAGES OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH (5:1-8:39).
1. Salvation from wrath (5:1-21).
2. Freedom from sin (6:1-23).
3. Deliverance from law (7:1-25).
4. Freedom from death (8:1-39).

IV. HISTORICAL PROBLEM OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH: REJECTION OF ISRAEL AND ACCEPTANCE OF GENTILES (9:1-11:36).
1. Rejection of Israel not a breach of faith (9:1-29).
2. Rejection of Israel not arbitrary (9:30-10:31).
3. Rejection of Israel not total (11:1-10).
4. Rejection of Israel not irrevocable (11:11-24).
5. Rejection of Israel not permanent (11:25-36).

V. BEHAVIOR EXPECTED OF THOSE WHO ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH (12:1-15:13).
1. As members of the church (12:1-21).
2. As citizens of state and members of society (13:1-14).
3. As to matters of conscience (14:1-15:13).
VI. CONCLUSION (15:14-16:27).
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