What are the base sins? In the longest and most intentional introductions in the epistles, Shaul/Paul not only establishes his credentials but creates a creed that we can use today. Discover the importance of Shaul/Paul’s cautionary words to the Romans on the divine standards of morality.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective - Chapter 1

by Matthew Nolan | Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 1 –

Romans 1:1 Shaul, an eved of gauvh ha Moshiach, called to be a sholiach, set-apart to the Besorah of vuvh. 2 Which He had promised before by His neviim in the Keetvay HaKadosh, 3 Regarding His Son gauvh ha Moshiach our Savior, who was born of the zera of Dawid in the flesh; 4 And ‘declared’ ‘appointed’ to be the Son of vuvh with power ,according to the Ruach of set-apartness, by His resurrection from the dead:

Vs. 3 and 4 was the earliest creed of the ancient believers:  ‘3 The Son, Yahusha  ha Moshiach our Savior, who was born of the zera of Dawid in the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of vuvh with power, according to the Ruach of set-apartness, by His resurrection from the dead.’

Vs. 4.‘horizo’ ‘to designate or appoint’ and slide in ‘declared the Son of God,’

The point of verse 4 isn’t that there was a time when Yahusha wasn’t the Son of Elohim, but rather at His resurrection Yahusha was decisively ‘marked out,’ to be the Son of Elohim. The transition isn’t from human to divine as liberal commentators would have you believe but from Moshiach the Son to Moshiach the reigning and ruling Son in glory!

Crucifixion; signified a failed messiah (Road to Emmaus Luke 24:13), but resurrection reversed that verdict, did it not?

Paul or Sha’ul?’: 

He identifies himself as ‘Paulos,’ Diaspora Jews commonly had a Hebrew name and a Roman/Greek name; we know of Shaul’s Roman citizenship from Acts 22:28.

Hellenistic Jews of the First Century were well known for having a ‘praenomen’/ ‘personal name,’ a ‘nomen’ or ‘clan’ name and a ‘cognomen’ ‘family name.’ This was very characteristic of a Roman citizen in the First Century!

‘Paulus’ was his ‘cognomen’ ‘family name’  even the Scriptures state that he was ‘Saul, who was known as Paul’ (Acts 13:9).

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received unmerited favor and the calling of a sholiach, for obedience to the Emunah that bears His Name among all nations. 6 Among whom are you also the called of gauvh ha Moshiach.

David Stern in his CJB is very confused as to whose Shaul’s audience. He writes; ‘Much of what he (Shaul) writes applies to Gentiles, but understanding the Book of Romans properly depends on determining which portions of it apply to everyone and which portions apply directly only to non-Jews.”

He’s saying that only parts o f Romans applies to Jews and other parts apply to Gentiles! This is a divided Kingdom mentality and leads people astray!

‘Gospel’ – ‘Besorah’ – ‘Euangelion’ found in the LXX of Isaiah 40-66 where it’s used in the context of proclaiming Zion’s impending release from exile.

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