Sunday, March 21, 2010

Biblios Hokku - Romans

I have no proof of this, but I would imagine that Romans is one of the most quoted books in the Bible, after the stories of Jesus.  Let me give you some examples, and see if they ring a bell:

All have sinned, and fall short of the Glory of GOD (3:23)

The wages of Sin is death; but the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (6:23)

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (5:8)

Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord (5:1)

Paul wrote this letter to a church he had never visited, and we don’t know if he ever did.  So it contains more theological insight than any of his other letters.  A sort of textbook of salvation as it were, showing that faith in Christ is our only salvation.

So short do we fall.
Justification and Peace
come only through faith.

To read the whole Bible in Haiku, go here.  Stay tuned for more of Paul this week.


  1. I could no more have a favorite book of the Bible than I could have a favorite child.

    But if forced to choose the book of the Bible most necessary to faith and life, Romans would for sure be a top contender.



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