Romans 1:2 Rooted to the Old Testament

Romans 1:2 (KJV)
(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

The apostle insisted, and will spend a great deal of this book proving, that the gospel was no new thing but promised in the Old Testament.

There is too much disparaging of the Old Testament in today’s Christianity. There is:

  • Too little preaching of it
  • Too little application of it
  • Too little instruction concerning its place in New Testament faith

The foundational truths of the gospel are rooted in the Old Testament. Therefore a proper understanding of the gospel is not possible without an understanding of the Old Testament.

Paul, preaching to a Gentile church, began by assuring his audience his message was rooted to the Old Testament. We must do no less.

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Romans 1:2 Rooted to the Old Testament

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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