This book is often seen as a jumble that jumps in a disjointed way from one topic to another. After 30 years studying the subject, Dr. Bailey has discovered a very careful outline for the book which Paul claims to have composed for â€œall those in every place who call on the name of the Lordâ€ (1:2).
Indeed, five essays comprise the book. These essays focus on:
The Cross and Christian Unity
Men and Women in the Family
Christians in a Pagan World
Women and Men in the Church
Clearly, the first essay and the last are a pair. The second and the fourth are also complimentary. The center focuses on â€œChristian and Paganâ€ and the center of the Letter to the Romans discusses â€œChristians and Jews.â€
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