The United Church: A Brief Look at Romans 5:18-21
by Garrett Ham
Paul did not write Romans merely to pontificate on broad theological concepts, but rather to push his divided audience toward unity. Our insistence on turning this great letter into a treatise on individual salvation has obscured Paul’s larger message to the Church. In this brief look at Romans 5:18–21, the author explores the underlying Jewish-Gentile divide that prompted Paul to write Romans.