The letter of Paul to the Romans

Christian Life—the Beginning and Progress, with Concept-to-Concept Commentary

by M. C. Paul



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/20/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781490886749
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781490886756

About the Book

The epistle of Romans is strikingly different from Paul’s other writings and also from the writings of the other disciples—particularly in the aspects of the beginning and of progress of Christian life. Paul wrote about the work of God by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit inspired only Paul and nobody else, it is imperative that every doctrine on Christian life should be examined and understood with reference to this.

From Paul’s presentation, beginning from chapter 12, we can infer that God the Father resurrected the Law as “Christian ethics” after He resurrected His Son. Now, believers can see the Law no longer as that which condemns them but as Christian ethics present in them, which others can see and use to glorify God. This becomes possible when the believer opts for the Law of Spirit of his or her life in Christ Jesus and leans on the Holy Spirit. The deposit of Christ’s righteousness—Christian ethics—in the believer manifests itself as right relationships with his or her fellow believers, other people around, and figures of authority.

The book presents Paul’s answer to helping those who struggle with morality or with the Law for salvation and also to helping those who struggle with the Law for pleasing God as believers. The reader is advised to keep the text of Romans open for accompanying study.

About the Author

Chandra Paul Mangam, MCom (Andhra University), BD (Serampore College), is a retired lecturer who served for over thirty-six years at Noble College, Machilipatnam, one of the pioneering secular institutions in India—and considered the Cambridge of the East in the early years. While working as a lecturer, he rendered services as head of the Department of Commerce; warden at Clarke Hostel; and chairman of the Board of Studies in Commerce, Acharya Nagarjuna University. Besides his regular work, he has been serving as a Bible expositor and as an Evangelist for the last thirty years in student conferences, congregational conventions, and churches. During this period he pursued his theological studies externally through Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, and was awarded the Rev. Dr. B. P. Hivale Birth Centenary Prize in 1993, along with his BD, by the Senate of Serampore College, Kolkata. With his wife, Suguna, he founded Kutumba Subham Sahavasam (Family Bliss Fellowship), an unregistered organization that runs interdenominational Bible study groups. His earlier book, Being Tossed To and Fro? The Way to Steady Yourself!, was also published by WestBow Press.