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            JAMES A. TURNER                                       question before you answer the

                                                                                    question The references are given.

                                                                                    to help you get correct answers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

STUDY QUESTIONS ON ROMANS                       and a fuller understanding.


Questions On Introduction

I.      Paul wrote Romans from what city?


2.          At the time of the writing he was ready to go where and for what purpose (11 Cor.9.1-5;

         Acts 20:1-3; Rom. 15:22-29)?


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            3.     What other New Testament epistles had Paul already written?



            4.     Romans was written about A.D ______.


            5.     How do we know that Paul did not establish the church at Rome (Rom. 1:9-13, 15:22-24)?



 6.    What evidence is there that Peter did or did not establish the church at Rome?



7.            Give three of the possible ways that the church could have been established (Acts 2: 10; 8:4; Romans 16:3-16).





8.            Give two things which indicate that the church had been established for some time (Rom. 1:7-15, 15:14-15, 15:22-26).





            Chapter One

9.            How was Christ declared to be the Son of God "with power"?


10.        Why did Paul refer to this when Christ had been declared to be the Son of God at least twice by a voice from heaven? (Mt.3:16-17,17:4-6)?     






             11.     Whom did Paul say he was in debt to and why (Rom.1:14-16; I Cor.9:19-23)?



12.      What does the answer to number eleven mean?



13.      Why was Paul not ashamed of the gospel?



14.     Does the above answer have any relationship with Romans 6:16-18? How?




15.     Paul said, the gospel had been promised by whom? Where?



16.          Paul received the apostleship for what purpose (Rom- 15:15-19, 16:19; Acts 9:15-16,  





17.     Where was the faith of the Roman Christians spoken of?



18.      What statements in 1: 18-32 indicate that the Gentiles had had opportunity to know God?

          List four. .






19.     Why did God give the Gentiles "up unto their vile passions" and "unto a reprobate




              20.    What are some of the things they did when God gave them up unto their vile passions"?





             Chapter Two

21.        Chapters two and three are directed primarily to the Jewish or Gentile Christians? Give

            proof  for your answer.




              22.    According to Paul what kind of person is inexcusable?




              23.    What is the purpose of the "riches of God's goodness, forbearance and long suffering"?




24.        How can a person despise or count lightly God's goodness forbearance and long




              25.    What is a person doing when he counts it lightly?



 26.    How is God going to judge every man according to verse six?




27.    Those who persevere in doing good are seeking what?




28.    What does he say would happen to those that sinned without the Law? With the Law?





               29.     According to 2: 13 what person is just before God?



 30.     How did the Gentiles become "a law to themselves"?




              31.      What should this teach us relative to our conscience?




32.              What are some of the things that the Jews thought that they were capable of since they

             had the Old Testament Law (2,17-24)?





              33.     By what will God judge the secrets of men (2:16)?




             34.     What did Paul mean when he said, "my gospel"? Why?



35.          On what condition does God regard a Gentile, or an uncircumcised person as a

                        circumcised   person (Rom.2:26-29; Col.2:11-12, Phil, 3:2-7)?




36.          Fleshly circumcision as given to Abraham (Gen. 17:9-14, 17:22-27) and the Jews was a

           type of what (Rom. 2:28- 29; Col.2:9-12; Phil.3:2,3) ?




             37.     Why was the name of God blasphemed among the Gentiles?


             38.     What lesson is there in the above question and answer for us?




39.            Who is a Jew spiritually, or who is especially chosen of God today (Isa. 56:4-5; I Tim.

                         3:14-15; Isa. 57: 19; Eph. 2:13-20; Isa. 62:2; Acts 11:26; Isa. 65: 15;Lu.1:31-33;





             40.       What is real circumcision Col.2: 9-12)?



             Chapter Three

41.                  What proof does the writer give to show that the Jews were sinners as well as the Gentiles   (3:9- 23)?




42.                  He further said, "For all have ______________ and come short of 



              43.          What is the righteousness that comes apart from the law (3:22-24)?



44.        Why does a man not have any room to boast about his goodness and salvation (3:23-





              45.        How is Christ a propitiation for us and how do we receive the propitiation (3:25)?



46.         In 3:28 he affirms that a man is justified by _____________ apart from the




             Chapter Four

             47.    Why did Abraham not have any room to boast, or glory about his salvation?



             48.      How was Abraham made righteous (Rom.4:6; Gen, 15:I-6)?




49.        Was Abraham counted a righteous man before or after he was circumcised in the flesh?

         (Gen. 15:5-6, 17:23-27)




             50.     What was circumcision to him (Rom.4:11-12: Gen. 17:9-14)?





51.      What in particular was Paul referring to when he said of God "Who giveth life to the 

          dead, and calleth things that are not, as though they were" (Rom.4:17-22; Gen. 17:1,

          17:5, 17:15-17, 18:9-15, 21:1-7)?





52.      What did he mean when he said of Abraham, "Who in hope believed against hope, to

                         the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had

                         been spoken, “so shall thou seed be” (Gen. 18: 9-15, 15:1-6)?”





53.       Christ was delivered up, or crucified because of __________________ and was raised

           for   ___________.



           Chapter Five

54.        In chapters three through five the writer reasons that the only way one can be justified

              whether  Jew or Gentile, is through      ___________     _____________.




              55.      How did sin and death enter into the world?




56.       Is spiritual and physical death included in Rom.5--12? Prove your answer. (Rom.5:12.

                         Gen.3:17- 23; Isa.59:1-2; Jn.5:24-25; Eph. 6:1; Col. 2:13; I Cor. 15:20- 23,15:45).




            57.       Adam was a type of what person that was to come (Rom.5:14; I Cor. 15.45-49)?


            58.      In verse 5 Paul says that, we are justified by his blood. How are alien sinners justified by

                       the blood of Christ(Rom.6:3-7; 6: 17-18; Jn. 19:32-34)? How are Christians cleansed

                        and justified by the blood of Christ (I Jn. I :7-9,2: l-2)?





59.       In verse 10 he says that, “we shall be saved by his life”. How are we saved by the life of   

          Christ (Jn. 8:12; I Pet. 2:21)?



          60.     In verse 20 he says that, “the law came in that transgression, or sin, might ____________

                    But where sin abounded, __________ did abound more exceedingly”.



         6 1.     How did the law make transgression, or sin, abound? Did God give it to make people more

                    sinful (Rom. 7:9-13)?




           Chapter Six

           62.    Why does he ask the question, “shall we continue in sin that grace may abound”! What is 

                      his answer ?



63.          According to verse 3 how does a person get into Christ where salvation is (Gal.3:26-27;

                    I Cor. 12: I3)?




          64.     According to I Cor. 15: 1-4, the three primary facts of the gospel are: the death, the

                    burial, and the resurrection of Christ. How are all of these obeyed in a form (Rom.6:3-7,




          65     Was this what Paul was speaking of when he said they had “obeyed from the

                    heart that form of doctrine or teaching?”



         66.     What happened when they obeyed the “form of doctrine?



67.            When does the alien sinner apply the blood of Christ which cleanses one from sin (Ex. 12:13; I Cor. 6:19-20; Acts 20: 28; Eph 1:7; Col. 1:14; Lev. 17: 11-13; Zechariah 12: 10;

            Jn. 19: 31-36; Rom. 6:3-7).?



         68.      In verse I4 he said, “sin shall not have______________ over you, for ye are not under law, 

                    but under ________________.


         69.      What determines whether we are the Lord’s servants, or the devil’s servants (16-18)?



         70.      The wages of sin is _________, but the free gift is ________________.


71.            Show how that salvation is a free gift, (Eph.2:8-10; Titus 3:5) and yet it is received only by meeting the conditions of  the gospel of Christ. ( Joshua 6:1-21, 10:6-11; Mk. 16:16; Heb. 5:8-9, 11:4-7, Jn. 3:14-18, 3:36, 8:24; Lu. 13:3; Acts 17:30-31; Mt. 10:32; Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 2:38-41; Gal 3:26-27; Rom. 6: 3-7; I Cor. 12:13).

Discuss and give details. This question will count 4 times as much as the others.




Chapter Seven

        72.      In chapter seven the writer uses the marriage illustration to teach what lesson?



73.      In verse 9-he says that he was “alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment

                   came, _____________________________________________________.



         74.     What did he mean by the above statement?



         75.      Give the substance of four passages which show that Paul was not speaking of himself as a Christian when he said in Rom. 7:14-15, “I am sold under sin” and “that which I do 1 know not: for not what I would, that do I practice”  I Cor. 9:27; I Thess.2:IO; 11 Cor.4:2; Ga1.2:20; Eph.4:22-24; Co1.3:5-IO; I Cor. 10:13, I Cor. 11: 1; Phil.1:21; 3:17, 4: 13; Gal.5:16, 5:24).






76.          In verse 10 he says that “the commandment, which was unto life. this I found to be unto

         death”. What commandment was he referring to and why did it bring death instead

                   of life (Lev. 18:5; Dt. 27:26)?





         Chapter Eight

         77.       What could the law not do? Why?.



78.      Paul says that, “they that are after the flesh mind ___________________ . But they that

                   are after  the Spirit _______________________ ; and the mind of the flesh is

                    _____________  and they that are in the flesh cannot _____________________.


79.      What does he mean when he is talking about a person that is “in the flesh” and thus  

           cannot please God?




80.       He further says, “So then, brethren we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh; 

           for if we live after the flesh, ye must______________________ but if by the Spirit you                    _         ________________________.



         81         How do we put to death “the deeds of the body” by the Spirit (Co1.3::5-IO)?


         82.        How many are sons of God?



         83.     How does “the Spirit bear witness with our spirit that we are sons of God” (Rom.8:I6; I




         84.     How are the sufferings of this life to be compared to the glary that will be revealed to the


faithful children of God?



          85.   Does any person know exactly how to word his prayer and how “to pray as we ought”? If

                 not, what encouragement is there for us to pray (Rom.8:26-28,,8:3 l-34; Heb.4: 15-16;




         86.    What does the word intercession mean?



         87.     Why does Paul reason that we should not worry about who is against us if God is for us

                   (Rom.8:28, 8:3 l-34)?



         88.    Can anything separate a Christian from the love of God and the love of Christ? Discuss

                  (Jude 21; Mt.13:20-23, Lu.8:14; Jn.10:27-29; I Cor.10:13; Gal.4:11; Acts 5:1-l 1;

                  Mt.24: 12-14; Phil.2,: 16; Rev.2:4-5,2:15-16,3:3, 3:16-20)? Discuss and give proof in a

                 detailed way. This question will count four times as much as the other questions.













  Chapter Nine

      89.    What does he say that Hosea had prophesied concerning the call of the Gentiles?



      90.     What does he say that Isaiah had said concerning the seed of Israel?



      91      What is the “stone of stumbling,” that the writer speaks of in the last part of chapter nine?

              Give proof (Rom.9:32-33;Isa.8:13-l4,28:16; Ps.l18:22;Mt.21:42-46;Acts4:11-12; I Pet.2:4-8).




Chapter Ten

      92.     Paul’s heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel was that they might ______________

               He realized that they had a zeal for God, but it was not according to _______________.

               In their ignorance they had sought to establish _______________and had not submitted 

               themselves to____________________________( Rom.10: l-3).



     93.     ____________________ is the end of the law to every one that ____________ (Rom 10:44).


     94.     What reason does he give for there being no distinction between Jew and Greek (Rom.

              10:12-15; Joel 2:28-32)?.


     95.    Paul says that God is __________________ unto all that call upon him and that whosoever  

               shall call upon the name of the Lord shall _______________.



96.        What is necessary in order for one to call upon the name of the Lord? Give what he says  

          which explains the meaning of the passage.





      97.    Faith comes by _______________ and _______________________________________.


      98.   Tell two things that he said about the glad tidings being carried to Israel.

               I .



     Chapter Eleven

99.        List two things that the writer said to show that not all of the Israelites were lost, and that not 

                all of them had been cut off.





      100.     What reply did God give Elijah concerning the number that had not worshiped Baal?



101.      The Jews were cast off because of ___________________ and the Gentiles as a

             ______________ were grafted in.


       102.     What exhortation did he then give the Gentile people?




103.        List two things that the writer said about the goodness and severity of God (Rom. 1 1:22





      Chapter Twelve

      104.   He admonished them to present their bodies as ______________ to God. B. Explain.



      105.   Comment on the meaning of Rom. 12:3.



      106.   In chapter 12 be likens the church or body of Christ, to  ______________________.

                 B. What lesson does he then give (Rom. 12:4-8)?




107.        We are not to be conformed or fashioned according to this world, but to be transformed by

                  the _____________________that we may prove what is the______________,   _________  

                  and____________________________ (Rom. 12:2).




108.        He told them to let their love be with  ___________________, and to abhor

                  ______________and to cleave to _____________________ (Rom. 12:9).


      109.      We are to render to no man ____________  for evil, but we are to take thought for things

                    _______________________________________ (Rom. 12: 17).


      110.      How may we heap coals of fire upon the head of an enemy (Rom. 12:20-2 l)?



      111.        What is meant by the statement “Thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head”?


       Chapter Thirteen

       112.    Give three reasons why a Christian should be in subjection to civil or higher powers.





        113.   He admonished, “Owe no man anything save to ____________________ for he that

                  _________________hath fulfilled ___________________ (Rom.13:8).


         Chapter Fourteen

         114.   List four things taught in chapter fourteen about the strong and the weak in the church.

                   This question will count four times as much as the other questions.








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         Chapter Fifteen.

115.        Those who are strong spiritually should bear _________________and not to please

                    themselves. Each Christian should seek to please his neighbor for that which is good, unto

                    _________     (Rom.l5:l-).                   


          116.   Paul was persuaded that the Roman Christians were full of all ______________________,

                    .filled with all __________________ and able to ______________________(Ram. 15:14- 



          117.    Why was Paul bold in writing them?



118.          Paul planned to go by Rome on his way to the __________________ and he expected the

                      brethren at Rome to _______________________________________ (Rom. 15:24-34).




119.          Paul planned to go to Rome after he had gone to __________________and carried



120.          Paul affirmed that he had fully preached the gospel from ________________ to



            121.    Where did Paul make it his aim to preach the gospel? Why?


            122.     Why was Paul going to Jerusalem at the time that he wrote Romans (Rom. 15:25-33)?


             123.    What did he tell them about the churches of Macedonia and Achaia?


             124.    What did he ask for them to pray with him about?




             Chapter Sixteen


             125.      What person did he commend unto the brethren at Rome?


                        B. What did he ask them to do concerning her?


                        C. Do you think she may have carried this Epistle to the Roman Christians?


126.        What indicates that the disciples at Rome may have met together in small groups to 

            worship (Rom.16:3-   5,15)?



127.     He asked the brethren to "mark them that_________________________________

                          and to_______________________________________________.


              128.    What does he mean by "mark them"?