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Letter of St. Paul to the Romans (1-5): Issue of Sin Your First Name Your Last Name Course Title Instructor’s Name Date Submitted Summary of Romans 1-5 The first five chapters of the letter of St. Paul to the Romans describe the existence of the reality that all humans are sinners, and all of us are equally deserving of salvation, regardless of the nation that we belong to.


The hypocrisy of the Jews was cited in Chapter 2, where the laws, referring to the commandments, was not followed by those expected to follow them. This chapter also emphasized on God’s impartiality in judgment, with the Jews of equal footing with the Gentiles, even if they are the chosen nation (USCCB, 2011). Chapters 3 to 5 talks about our co-existence with sin and God’s love for all human beings and His judgment on all sinners. The righteousness of God and of man was justified through the lives of Abraham and Isaac, where they have devoted themselves to the Lord and their faith has led themto be favored. Similarly, Paul clearly stated that all human beings will be given what we deserve. The judgment that will be brought to us, will depend solely on our faith and actions, and not on what nation we belong to. Chapter 5 also emphasized on humanity’s redemption because of God’s love for us and the reconciliation that brings us to peace with God (USCCB, 2011). Universality of Sin Sin,in St. Paul’s epistle, was considered as a general term for all actions deemed as evil, or against the laws. It pertains to the force which engulfed humanity and engages itself in selfish desires (USCCB, 2011). ...
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