Analytical Exposition of the Epistle of Paul to the Romans
by John Brown
ISBN 021777623X (0-217-77623-X)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART III. PRACTICAL. Ch. Xii. 1-xv. 13. The third great division of the Epistle to the Romans, to the consideration of which we now proceed, commences with the twelfth chapter, and terminates with the 13th verse of the fifteenth chapter. It seems naturally to divide itself into four sections, of very unequal length. The first, contained in chap. xii. 1, 2, is occupied with a general exhortation to the performance of Christian duty, viewed as self-sacrifice; and to the cultivation of Christian character, viewed as nonconformity to the world, and transformation, by the renewing of the mind.--The second, contained in chap. xii. 3-8, is a directory to the gifted office-bearers of the Church, how to employ and regulate their gifts, and perform their duties.-- The third, contained in chap. xii. 9-xiii. 14, is employed in enjoining and enforcing a variety of particular duties incumbent on Christians, religious and moral, personal and relative, to each other, and to mankind at large.--The fourth, and longest section, contained in chap. xiv. 1-xv. 13, treats of "terms of communion," and illustrates the principles on which the Roman Christians were to regulate their fellowship, with a particular reference to the circumstances in which they were placed, as a body composed of Jews and Gentiles, and, from their previous history, and diversified means of information, entertaining different views of some minute points of doctrine and practice. Let us, then, turn our attention to these leading divisions of the Practical part of the Epistle. SECTION I. GENERAL EXHORTATION TO CHRISTLAN DUTY. Chapter Xii. 1,2.--" I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto Qod, which is your reasonable ser...
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