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Week 24: The Epistles of Paul, Part 5

Romans

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11 April 2019

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  • Much of Romans is concerned with the principle of justification. Elder D. Todd Christofferson explained this principle in his article “Justification and Sanctification,” Ensign, June 2001, 18–25.
  • Biblical scholar Pete Enns shares ten things essential to understanding the book of Romans in “Romans for Normal People,” The Bible for Normal People (podcast), 16 April 2018.
  • In Romans 13:1–7, Paul expressed his view on the relationship between ancient Christians and the Roman Empire. Modern Church leaders have also written about our responsibilities as citizens; see “Citizenship and Conscience,” Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6 May 2015.
  • Was the woman Junia (mentioned in Romans 16:7) known to the apostles, or was she one of the apostles? LDS scholar Daniel Peterson examines the evidence in his article, “Defending the Faith: Exploring what Paul meant by ‘apostle,’Deseret News (2 October 2013).