36. "Beloved of God, Called to Be Saints" | BYU Studies

36. "Beloved of God, Called to Be Saints"

We are Justified by Faith in Jesus Christ
 
 
The Epistle of Paul to the Romans is "a manifesto on receiving the Atonement of Jesus Christ." This chart outlines what each verse in Romans teaches us about the Atonement and how it helps us live worthy of our divine inheritance.
 
 
As children of God, we have the ability to learn right from wrong that we may live worthy of our divine inheritance. Catholic scholars often reference Romans 2:14-16, "the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness," as evidence of their belief that those who do not have the Law given to them have it made known to them by their conscience. This article discusses the moral and spiritual lessons to be learned from this long-held debate over the Catholic belief of moral natural law.
 
"Understanding What Paul Is Really Teaching about Grace," from Relational Grace: The Reciprocal and Binding Covenant of Charis, by Brent J. Schmidt, BYU Studies, 2015
 
The Greek word charis, which Paul used in his letters and which is translated as grace, means "a favor or gift." But in Mediterranean culture, it was expected that receivers would honor givers by service, obedience, and actions that would in some measure repay the gift. Paul's grace comes with obligations of keeping covenants with God.