The Problem Created by Romans 1-5
At the risk of writing something overly familiar to you, it is important to summary Paul’s argument in Romans 1-5. Paul’s gospel is as follows: The whole human race, Jew and Greek alike, is under the wrath of God because of the rebellion of sin (Romans 1:18-3:20). The whole world is accountable to God. But the good new is: “[A]ll have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.