(Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1–2 Thessalonians, 1–2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews)
WITH: Carl P. Cosaert and Felix H. Cortez
INTERVIEWER: Felix H. Cortez and Reimar Vetne
The Apostle Paul wrote extensively to churches and individuals answering questions of faith and life. Christianity needed at its beginning guidance in both practical and theological matters. Some of the most comforting messages of God’s grace are found in Paul. Many of the questions regarding Paul’s teachings arise because of our distance in time and culture from Paul. He also teaches about things difficult to understand. Are his teachings relevant for us today? For example, is the law valid and positive for our lives or a negative imposition that was abolished at the cross? Join the conversation on these and other matters.
Program 19: Pauline Epistles Part 1 (Romans, Galatians and 1-2 Corinth)
With: Carl P. Cosaert
Question No.1: Thirteen of the 27 letters in the NT are attributed to the apostle Paul—a man who was not one of the twelve apostles, in fact he was originally a persecutor of the church. What do we know about Paul? Question No.2: Why did he write so many letters? Question No.3: And how are those letters arranged in the NT?
Question No.1: What do we know about the circumstances that led to Paul’s letter to the Romans? Question No.2: What makes Romans unique among all the letters Paul wrote? Question No.3: You’ve said that Romans is Paul’s most systematic presentation of the gospel. How does he go about doing that? Question No.4: How does Paul go about explaining the gospel in Romans (what is the message?)
Question No.1: What do we know about the circumstances that led to Paul’s letter to the Galatians? Question No.2: How did Paul try to show the Galatians that Salvation was found only in Christ not in their behavior? Question No.3: But if God’s promise was not based on Abraham’s obedience, why did God give the law in the first place?
Question No.1: 1 & 2 Corinthians are two of Paul’s longer letters. What was going on in Corinth that required such lengthy letters from Paul? Question No.2: The church in Corinth sounds like it had lots of problems. Is there any positive message we can take from it?