Why Did Paul Write Romans?

Over at Zondervan Academic, Jeremy Bouma blogs on Why Did Paul Write Romans? Michael Bird Offers Five Possible Reasons.

Romans, then was “designed to win over the audience to Paul’s gospel, to support his mission in Spain, to draw Jewish and Gentile Christians in Rome closer together, to strengthen them in the faith despite the periods of Roman culture, and to encourage his audience to identify with the apostle to the Gentiles as he goes to Jerusalem.” (11–12)

Its a good summary of part of my intro chapter.

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