8 learners taking this course
Romans isn’t primarily a letter about our personal justification. Rather, Romans is a letter about God moving mankind from a life of accusation to a life of love and care for others. Accusation has filled our heart since the fall, in which we accuse ourselves and also our neighbour, bringing division, with personal and social destruction. The law has brought us into a downward slide into this captivity of separation from God and conflict.
God has embarked on a salvation plan, in which in his love he takes our sin and forgives it. He then calls us to do the same for our neighbour. God establishes a new community, where people freely receive and love each other, despite our backgrounds and traditional differences. This community is released into the world, bringing forgiveness, love and healing, where there was formerly offence, bitterness and destruction.
In doing this, God has fulfilled his promises to Israel. By sending Christ, God has been faithful to his original creation plan, in commissioning Adam and Eve to reflect his serving and selfgiving image in the world. God has demonstrated his righteousness and faithfulness, in restoring humanity in Christ to our call of a rule of love over his creation.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Context and history of Pauls letter – Romans
- A detailed understanding of the first 7 chapters of Romans
This course is split into weekly readings. There are 9 weeks of lessons after which you will be expected to complete your course assignment and prepare for the end of semester exam. The assignment is worth 70% of you final grade and exam worth 30%.