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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Romans Chapter 1

Romans 1:3

rom 1:3


See note on the Davidic descent of Christ,

(See Scofield) - (Luk 3:23).

Romans 1:5

rom 1:5

for obedience

Unto obedience to faith, that is, faith as a principle, or method of divine dealing.

Compare (Rom 10:1-11).

Romans 1:8

rom 1:8


Greek, "kosmos", means "mankind".

(See Scofield) - (Mat 4:8).

Romans 1:16

rom 1:16


The Hebrew, and (Greek, "sōtēria", meaning "safety", "preservation", "healing", and "soundness"). Salvation is the great inclusive word of the Gospel, gathering into itself all the redemptive acts and processes: as justification, redemption, grace, propitiation, imputation, forgiveness, sanctification, and glorification. Salvation is in three tenses:

(1) The believer has been saved from the guilt and penalty of sin (Luk 7:50); (Co1 1:18); (Co2 2:15); (Eph 2:5); (Eph 2:8); (Ti2 1:9) and is safe.

(2) the believer is being saved from the habit and dominion of sin (Rom 6:14); (Phi 1:19); (Phi 2:12); (Phi 2:13); (Th2 2:13); (Rom 8:2); (Gal 2:19); (Gal 2:20); (Co2 3:18).

(3) The believer is to be saved in the sense of entire conformity to Christ. (Rom 13:11); (Heb 10:36); (Pe1 1:5); (Jo1 3:2).

Salvation is by grace through faith, is a free gift, and wholly without works; (Rom 3:27); (Rom 3:28); (Rom 4:1-8); (Rom 6:23); (Eph 2:8).

The divine order is:

first, salvation,

then, works; (Eph 2:9); (Eph 2:10); (Tit 3:5-8).

Romans 1:28

rom 1:28

did not like

Refused to have. Literally, did not approve God.

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