Pauline Interpretation of Christianity: ROMANS. February 8, 2011. Today’s Schedule. 4:00-5:15 Paul’s Doctrine of Justification : Pros and Cons of a Forensic/Theological Reading of Paul. Part C of Form! 5:15-6:00 Romans 2:1-3:31
February 8, 2011
1. Being justified = being forgiven by God,
2. being justified FOR a certain vocation: (understood in forensic way as faithful response)
3. being subjected to God’s power manifested in Christ, the messianic Lord
1. PRIMARILY: Having been chosen (= saved in the past = by Christ’s death) to be a member of the people of God (body of Christ) for a certain vocation for /with others
2. Having been transformed by God’s power, freed from bondage (in Egypt, or other bondages) and empowered to serve God
3. And being forgiven by God, when one repents
1. Being saved (in present by resurrected Christ) = being transformed by God’s power, freed from evil powers and empowered to serve God
2. being chosento be a member of the people of God for a certain vocation:
3. being forgiven by God,
Paul’s Conversion on the Way to Damascus?
Paul’s Commissionon the Way to Damascus?
Paul’s transformative Experience of Mystery on the Way to Damascus?
An important choice?
Gager says YES, most important
11:28 As regards the gospel they are enemies of God for your sake;
(Jewett’s comments/evidence are relevant though he concludes something else) “Imperial The triumph of Rome over the Barbarians was celebrated in public art and monuments, in victory parades, in the gladiatorial games, and on coins that reveal that this antithesis was basic to the imperial worldview.Yves Albert Dauge shows that from the second century BCE to the fifth century CE, the Romans viewed Barbarians as inherently "inhuman, ferocious, arrogant, weak, warlike, discordant. . . unstable, etc.”