Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion in the book of Romans by looking at Romans 3:1-20.
Questions Covered in This Episode:
- Why does Paul open up with this question?
- What advantage did the Jews have?
- Does God keep his promises?
- If you were to summarize verses 1-8 in a few sentences how would you say it?
- But hold on, Jews aren’t better than the Greeks just because of this advantage (V. 9)?
- The bad bad news (Rom. 3:10-18)...where does this come from?
- Is this true of us? Or just the Jews and Gentiles Paul is addressing? Is it true of Christians before salvation or after salvation or both?
- Let’s talk about total depravity and the doctrine of sin.
- Who is the audience of the letter?
- How do you see value as those who are in Christ on reflecting on our fallen state apart from Christ? How does that keep us in the fear of the Lord?
- Total depravity: Unable and unwilling to choose righteousness.
- Posse peccare, posse non peccare: Able to sin, able not to sin.
- Non posse non peccare: Not able not to sin.
- Posse non peccare: Able not to sin.
- Non posse peccare: Unable to sin.
- Functional atheist: One who professes the fear of the Lord and lives as if he has none. Making excuses for himself because his actual reference point is human instead of divine but still is doing a lot of religious activity.
- Anthropology: What does it mean to be human?
- Hamartiology: What is the doctrine of sin?
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Romans 3:1-20, James 2:1-13, Romans 7:22-23
- “Romans 1-8” by C. E. B. Cranfield
- “Romans” by Tom Schreiner
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