These Bible Commentaries are easy to read and understand. Written in EasyEnglish by MissionAssist. Numbers: In the Desert - by Marion Adams. Deuteronomy: God's law of Love - by Philip Smith. Joshua: Come in, and receive God's Promises!

Ruth: There is a Redeemer - by Gordon Churchyard. Esther: God is in Control - by Robert Bryce. Proverbs: Lessons about Wisdom - by Keith Simons. Bible students disagree about the meaning and purpose of this book. This commentary explains the things that are clear in the Song. This commentary deals with the Bible text like a picture in words about God's love.

This commentary deals with the Bible text literally as a love song. This commentary also deals with the Bible text literally as a love song but it is in simpler English. Nahum: Prophet of Comfort - by Gordon Churchyard. Haggai: Never Give Up! Malachi: My Messenger - by Gordon Churchyard.

Galatians: Christ has made us Free - by Helen Pocock. Philippians: Letter of Joy - by Hilda Bright. Hebrews: How can I get to Heaven?

James: What faith should do - by Ian Mackervoy. Jude: Fight for the Faith! This commentary deals with the Bible text as a description of an actual future temple. This commentary deals with the meaning of this passage and the lessons that it teaches.God has not universally nor finally rejected Israel; nor are they all at present rejecters of the Gospel, for there is a remnant of true believers now, as there was in the days of the Prophet Elijah, Romans These have embraced the Gospel, and are saved by grace, and not by the works of the law, Romans The body of the Israelites, having rejected this, are blinded, according to the prophetic declaration of David, Romans But they have not stumbled, so as to be finally rejected; but through their fall, salvation is come to the Gentiles, Romans There is hope of their restoration, and that the nation shall yet become a holy people, RomansRomans The converted Gentiles must not exult over the fallen Jews; the latter having fallen by unbelief, the former stand by faith, Romans The Jews, the natural branches, were broken off from the true olive, and the Gentiles having been grafted in, in their place, must walk uprightly, else they also shall be cut off, RomansRomans The Jews, if they abide not in unbelief, shall be again grafted in; and when the fullness of the Gentiles is come in, the great Deliverer shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob, according to the covenant of God, Romans For the sake of their forefathers God loves them, and will again call them, and communicate His gifts to them, RomansRomans The Gospel shall he again sent to them, as it has now been sent to the Gentiles, Romans This procedure is according to the immensity of the wisdom, knowledge, and unsearchable judgments of God, who is the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and to whom all adoration is due, Romans This chapter is of the prophetic kind.

It was by the spirit of prophecy that the apostle foresaw the rejection of the Jews, which he supposes in the two preceding chapters; for when he wrote the epistle they were not in fact, rejected, seeing their polity and Church were then standing. But the event has proved that he was a true prophet; for we know that in about ten or eleven years after the writing of this letter the temple was destroyed, the Jewish polity overthrown, and the Jews expelled out of the promised land, which they have never been able to recover to the present day.

This, confirms the arguments which the apostle had advanced to establish the calling of the Gentiles. For the Jews are, in fact, rejected; consequently, our calling is, in fact, not invalidated by any thing they suggested, relative to the perpetuity of the Mosaic dispensation.

But that dispensation being wholly subverted, our title to the privileges of God's Church and people stands clear and strong; the Jewish constitution only could furnish objections against our claim; and the event has silenced every objection from that quarter. The actual rejection of the Jews proves Paul to be a true apostle of Jesus Christ, and that he spoke by the Spirit of God; otherwise, he could not have argued so fully upon a case which was yet to come, and of which there was no appearance in the state of things when he wrote this epistle.

And this very circumstance should induce us to pay great attention to this chapter, in which he discourses concerning the extent and duration of the rejection of his countrymen, to prevent their being insulted and despised by the Gentile Christians. Upon the case of these believing Jews he comments, Romans Upon the state of these blinded Jews he comments, Romans ; to the end of the chapter.

His design, in discoursing upon this subject, was not only to make the thing itself known, but partly to engage the attention of the unbelieving Jew; to conciliate his favor, and, if possible, to induce him to come into the Gospel scheme; and partly to dispose the Gentile Christians not to treat the Jews with contempt; considering that they derived all their present blessings from the patriarchs, the ancestors of the Jewish nation, and were engrafted into the good olive tree, whence the Jews had been broken ; and to admonish them to take warning by the fall of the Jews; to make a good improvement of their religious privileges, lest, through unbelief, any of them should relapse into heathenism, or perish finally at the last day.

The thread of his discourse leads him into a general survey and comparison of the several dispensations of God towards the Gentiles and Jews; and he concludes this survey with adoration of the depths of the Divine knowledge and wisdom exercised in the various constitutions erected in the world, Romans I say then, hath God cast away his people? God forbid - by no means.

This rejection is neither universal nor final. And I stand in the Church of God, and in the peculiar covenant; for the rejection is only of the obstinate and disobedient; for those who believe on Christ, as I have done, are continued in the Church. See Schleusner, Parkhust, etc. The reference is to 1 Kings1 Kings And the apostle's answer to the objecting Jew is to the following effect: God hath not universally thrust away his people, for whom in the promise to Abraham he intended, and to whom decreed, to grant his special favor and blessing; but the case is now much as it was in the days of Elijah: that prophet, in his addresses to God, made his complaint against Israel thus:.

Lord, they have killed thy prophets - They will not permit any person to speak unto them in thy name; and they murder those who are faithful to the commission which they have received from thee. Digged down thine altars - They are profligate and profane beyond example, and retain not the slightest form of religion.

I am left alone - There is no prophet besides myself left, and they seek to destroy me. But what saith the answer of God - The answer which God made assured him that there were seven thousand, that is, several or many thousands; for so we must understand the word seven, a certain for an uncertain number.

These had continued faithful to God; but, because of Jezebel's persecution, they were obliged to conceal their attachment to the true religion; and God, in his providence, preserved them from her sanguinary rage. Who have not bowed the knee - Baal was the god of Jezebel; or, in other words, his worship was then the worship of the state; but there were several thousands of pious Israelites who had not acknowledged this idol, and did not partake in the idolatrous worship.

Even so then at this present time - As in the present day the irreligion of the Jews is very great; yet there is a remnant, a considerable number, who have accepted of the grace of the Gospel. According to the election of grace - And these are saved just as God has saved all believers from the beginning; they are chosen by his grace, not on account of any worth or excellence in themselves, but through his goodness are they chosen to have a place in his Church, and continue to be his people, entitled to all the privileges of the new covenant.

The election of grace simply signifies God's gracious design in sending the Christian system into the world, and saving under it all those who believe in Christ Jesus, and none else. Thus the believers in Christ are chosen to inherit the blessings of the Gospel, while those who seek justification by the works of the law are rejected.MissionAssist have spent a number of years researching simplified forms of English.

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Romans: Bible Study and Commentary

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I just want to donate to bless MySword developers.In the summer ofa young man wept in the backyard of a friend. Take up and read! Thinking God had a message to him in the words of the children, he picked up a scroll laying nearby and began to read: not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy.

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires Romans b In August ofa monk lectured on the Book of Psalms to seminary students, but his inner life was nothing but turmoil.

In his studies he came across Psalm In Thy righteousness deliver me. Therefore I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise… This passage of Paul became to me a gateway into heaven.

I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone, for my salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken my sins away, even mine. The Book of Romans has life changing truth but it must be approached with effort and determination to understand what the Holy Spirit said through the Apostle Paul. Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God. Paul : The life and ministry of the Apostle Paul also known as Saul of Tarsus is well documented in Acts chapters 8 through 28, as well as Galatians 1 and 2, and 2 Corinthians 11 and It is almost universally agreed that Paul wrote Romans from the city of Corinth as he wintered there on his third missionary journey as described in Acts This is based on Romans and along with 1 Corinthians A variety of commentators pick the date of writing anywhere from 53 to 58 A.

When Paul wrote the Book of Romans, he had been a Christian preacher for some 20 years. On his way to Jerusalem, he had three months in Corinth without any pressing duties. He perhaps thought this was a good time to write ahead to the Christians in Rome, a church he planned to visit after the trip to Jerusalem. What if he were unable to make it to Rome? Then he must write them a letter so comprehensive that the Christians in Rome had the gospel Paul preached, even if Paul himself were not able to visit them.

Because of all this, Romans is different than many of the other letters Paul wrote churches. Other New Testament letters focus more on the church and its challenges and problems. The Letter to the Romans focuses more on God and His great plan of redemption.

easy english bible commentary romans

It may be that he memorized it and that the reading of it became a part of virtually every meeting of the Roman church. As well, many scholars Bruce and Barclay among them believe that an edited version of Romans — without the personal references in Romans 16 — was distributed widely among early churches as a summary of apostolic doctrine.

He is first a servant of Jesus Christand second called to be an apostle. Separated to the gospel of God : The idea of being an apostle is that you are a special ambassador or messenger. It is the gospel of God in the sense that it belongs to God in heaven. Paul may here refer to his former state as a Phariseewhich literally signifies a separatistor one separated. Before he was separated unto the service of his own sect ; now he is separated unto the Gospel of God.

The gospel of God : Other New Testament letters focus more on the church and its challenges and problems; Romans focuses more on God.Site Search Arabic Bible Gallery.

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After the author's death, the work was finished Romans through Revelation by thirteen other nonconformist ministers, partly based upon notes taken by Henry's hearers, and edited by George Burder and John Hughes in Other commentaries and interpretations on the Book of Romans: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Bible Maps.

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Read Romans 4.Rome was the most important city in the world at the time of Paul. It had a vast army. That army controlled all the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea. So the rulers of Rome were extremely powerful and wealthy. They employed many people. Many slaves had to work in Rome. And Rome was also an important city for trade. Paul had not visited Rome at the time when he wrote this letter. Paul wrote most of his letters to churches that he himself had established.

But the church at Rome was different. There were already many Christians in Rome long before Paul arrived there. The Bible and other ancient records help us to understand the history of this important church:. Some of these were probably among the that became Christians Acts ; So the trouble might have begun at that time.

Later they probably returned to Rome, after they worked in Corinth and Ephesus. Christians used to gather in their home Romans He had not yet visited Rome. But he knew many people in the church at Rome. Paul reached Rome as a prisoner. Christians from Rome met him on the Appian road to go with him to Rome Acts Paul spent two years in Rome.

His plan was to visit Spain Romans But we do not know whether he was able to do this. The writer Tacitus spoke about great numbers of Christians. Paul dictated his letter to Tertius Romans Paul established churches in many cities. However, the church in Rome was not the result of the work of any one particular person. And for many years, Paul had wanted to visit the Christians in Rome. He had completed his work in the east. There were elders leaders in the church to take care of the new churches.There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

There is therefore now no condemnation : The simple declaration of no condemnation comes to those who are in Christ Jesus. They are not condemned, they will not be condemned, and they cannot be condemned. It means that what he says comes from a logical argument.

easy english bible commentary romans

This is sometimes expressed by Christ being in them… and here by their being in Christ. Christ is in believers by His Spirit, and believers are in Christ by faith. We perhaps need to consider the flip side: If you are not in Jesus Christ, there is condemnation for you.

If you are not in Christ Jesus, and are walking after the flesh, you have not escaped from condemnation. No condemnation : This place of confidence and peace comes after the confusion and conflict that marked Romans 7. Now Paul looks to Jesus and he finds his standing in Him. But this chapter is more than just the answer to Romans 7; it ties together thoughts from the very beginning of the letter. Romans 8 begins with no condemnation ; it ends with no separationand in between there is no defeat.

While it is true that those who are in Christ should not and do not consistently walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spiritthis is not a condition for their status of no condemnation. Our position in Jesus Christ is the reason for our standing of no condemnation.

I cannot just now go into the reasons for this conclusion, but they are very good and solid. The oldest copies are without it, the versions do not sustain it, and the fathers who quoted abundance of Scripture do not quote this sentence. We receive it though we certainly deserve condemnation. We receive this standing because Jesus bore the condemnation we deserved and our identity is now in Him.

As He is condemned no more, neither are we.

easy english bible commentary romans

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death : The law of the sin and death was a strong and seemingly absolute law. Every sin we commit and every cemetery we see proves it. But the law of the Spirit of life in Christ is stronger still, and the law of the Spirit frees us from the law of sin and death.

We are free from the law of sin. We are free from the law of death ; death therefore no longer has any lasting power against the believer.

Romans tells us we are free from the guilt of sin. Romans tells us we are free from the power of sin. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh : The law can do many things. In that it was weak through the flesh : The law is weak because it speaks to our flesh. It comes to fleshly men and speaks to them as fleshly men.

But the work of the Spirit transforms us by the crucifixion of the old man and it imparts the new man — a principle higher than the flesh. What the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son : The law could not defeat sin; it could only detect sin. Only Jesus can defeat sin, and He did just that through His work on the cross.

By sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh : In order to defeat sin, Jesus had to identify with those bound by it, by coming in the likeness of sinful flesh.


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