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Paul wrote the book of Romans. Out of all of Paul’s writings, it is the book of Romans that is considered to be the most extensive theological writing. (Towns and Gutierrez, 2012) There are many things that Christians can learn from the book of Romans, chapters 1-8, mainly the topics of the natural world, human identity, human relationships and culture.
God formed the natural world with just with the command of his voice. We read in Romans 1:20.” Forever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” (NKJV) Paul is teaching that the pagans in the world have rejected the knowledge of God that is made available to them by just looking around at creation. This world is so magnificent that the existence of God should be obvious to us. That knowledge of knowing our God should implore us to want to know Him and want to live for him.
Our human identity should be found in God for we were created in His imagine. Fall of Adam created a separation from God. Paul writes throughout the first eight chapters of the book of Romans about how it’s human nature to sin. In Romans 5:12 Paul writes, “When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.” (NLT) So because of Adam’s actions, it is human nature to sin. None of us are exempt from sin. Paul writes about the struggle that each of us endure because of our sinful human nature in Romans 7:18-20, “And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin…...

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