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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Romans 1:16
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel - To the world, indeed, it is folly and weakness, #1Cor 1:18|; therefore, in the judgment of the world, he ought to be ashamed of it; especially at Rome, the head and theatre of the world. But Paul is not ashamed, knowing it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth - The great and gloriously powerful means of saving all who accept salvation in God's own way. As St. Paul comprises the sum of the gospel in this epistle, so he does the sum of the epistle in this and the following verse. Both to the Jew, and to the gentile - There is a noble frankness, as well as a comprehensive sense, in these words, by which he, on the one hand, shows the Jews their absolute need of the gospel; and, on the other, tells the politest and greatest nation in the world both that their salvation depended on receiving it, and that the first offers of it were in every place to be made to the despised Jews.
View People's Bible Notes for Romans 1:16
Ro 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel. Hence he is ready to preach it in Rome, in the very citadel of heathen pride and power. If there was any place where one would be ashamed of a crucified Savior that place was Rome in the reign of Nero. The gospel. God's plan of salvation in Christ. Its three great facts are the death, burial, and the resurrection of Christ (1Co 15:1-4). For. He now states why he is not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God unto salvation. The gospel is God's only appointed means of salvation. The name of Jesus Christ "is the only name . . . whereby we must be saved" (Ac 4:12). All God's saving power is manifested through the gospel. To every one that believeth. The great fundamental facts of the gospel (see above) must be believed, in order to the enjoyment of the saving power. They are embraced in the proposition that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. The gospel does not save unconditionally. Belief is a condition. To the Jew first, and also to the Greek. The first to enjoy this saving power were Jews. To them the gospel was first offered. But it is offered to the Greek also, on the same conditions.
Butchie's comment on 2013-04-28 10:10:45:
I believe we christians should climb atop the telephone poles and 'shout out' this 'Good News' to the people of this world. So many are hungrily seeking the truth but they are being led astray.
Where there is no truth, the people will believe a lie. There are now many anti-christ in this world doing all they can to suppress the teaching of 'The Good News', The Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is much that needs to be done, the fields truly are 'ripe unto the harvest', ready to be saved. How can they be saved,? except they hear the Gospel, how can they hear except someone preach and teach it to them. Who will say ' here am I oh Lord, send me, I will go '? Preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Stacy Upchurch's comment on 2013-03-16 23:56:02:
This scripture, of not being ashamed of the gospel of Christ, is revealed from faith to faith, i.e. the love that Christ followers have for others despite our own personal preferences. The salvation of God is available to all that believe. The salvation gives us a chance to throw away our way and receive GODís way. It always comes back to how we treat one another, and again it is despite, we must believe and trust that GOD is able to secure all things to himself, and continue to love one another, as instructed by GOD.
NUWAIJUKA ELIAS's comment on 2013-02-18 01:06:49:
True it is the power of our salvation; it is like an engine in a car or a motorcycle. Be blessed.
Prince phiri's comment on 2013-01-03 06:27:29:
I like this verse. I have no doubt that the whole New Testament is centered in this verse.
Clinton alexander's comment on 2012-10-27 11:02:25:
Let us know that the Gospel is the power of God that giveth salvation to believers ONLY, it is a sorrowful message that if we do not believe in him, and the salvation will not be ours. SO friends, let us give ourselves to God in order to be saved. AMEN!!!
francis fernandes's comment on 2012-07-26 05:03:04:
we need to preach this to obama and all the political leaders so that they may come out of muslims clutchs and open thier eyes and ears when CHIRSTIANS ARE attacked by thier muslim ungreatful friends
Rachel's comment on 2011-09-13 20:31:49:
Crystal's comment on 2010-01-15 09:45:01:
I like this verse, becaus it shows how loving our God is, and that his grace is enough for anybody
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