Amongst all the Pauline epistles, Romans is the most rich in theology, filled with gems of pure gospel, due to the necessity of the Roman church then. Claudius had exiled all Jews from Rome due to rioting by a man named Christus, but upon the death of Claudius about 5 years later, many Jews returned to the city. The Roman Church had in that time become a purely Gentile Church, free from the Jewish traditions. The sudden influx of Jews in the city meant that there was not only cultural awkwardness in the city, but also in the Church. The book of Romans thus served to clarify, correct, and also encourage. Romans 5:5 is encouraging, amidst a chapter where our blessings from God through our justification by faith has been elaborated on.
In Christ our hope…
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