Preliminary Outline of Romans

Granted while the wonderful book of Romans is the most
complete, systematic, and sometimes deep treatment of the one
salvation {one baptism} of the Bible; Galatians is a miniature of
the book of Romans, like the larger Romans of 16 chapters,
Galatians of 6 chapters has a major theme of the One Baptism,
or the One Salvation.

I.  One Baptism is the One Salvation of the Bible.

1.  The exclusive nature of Ephesians 4:4-6 on all the major
subjects, alias doctrines of the Bible, demands that the One
Baptism is the One salvation.
2.  Salvation is sometimes hard to understand, and except for our
incomplete personal experience we have only the Bible under the
leadership of the Holy Spirit for understanding; and if you have
already re-read II Peter 3:15,16, as mentioned in an earlier
footnote, as introductory to Paul writing Scriptures hard to
understand, Peter writes of in 3:15a that “the longsuffering of our
Lord is salvation”.  Comparatively speaking, while the word
“salvation” is big, deep, and full of meaning in the Bible, the word
itself is infrequently mentioned.
3.  With One Baptism as the main theme, that automatically
makes Romans 6, which some Bibles label as “dead to sin and
alive to God”, the central thought chapter of the 16 chapters of
Romans, and Romans 6:4 the gist verse.

“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death,
that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the
Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”  
(Romans 6:4)

II.  Don’t be overly awed at the 16 chapters of Romans, for at
the top level it can be broken down into a 7 point outline.

1.  (Romans 1:1-8) Initial and personal greetings from Paul as in
everyone of his letters.
2.  (Romans 1:16-4:25) “Every mouth stopped” and convinced
like all the rest of the world, Jews and Gentiles, that they are
sinners that “have come short of the glory of God”.  Being short
of the glory of God itelf is sin, and God originally created man
and woman in the glorified image of God.
3.  Faith Counted for Righteousness (Romans 5:1 - 6:23)
4.  What God does for us in Salvation (Romans 7)
5.  What God does in Us (Romans 8).
5.  The Status of the nation of Israel in the sight of God, and the
new spiritual Israel of the new birth (Romans 8,9,10)
6.  Natural applications to life and in life for those of the gospel of
the kingdom of the one baptism (11-15:13).
7.  Salutations (Romans 15:14-16:27).
III.  Depending on how serious you are to master the content of
Romans under the guidance of the Spirit and comparing
Scripture with Scripture for good hermeneutics, the science of
Bible interpretation, you should first read and study the miniature
of Romans in Galatians.  It being only 6 chapters long will be

                       Outline of Galatians

NOTE:  The following outline of  Galatians comes from a chapter
of volume 3 of the LEARN CHRIST commentaries, “Believe and
Be Baptized”.  You can download free--“freely we have received,
freely we give”--this  chapter PDF entitled “Galatians, Gospel of
One Baptism”; or you can also download free, like all of the LCC
commentaries, the whole volume on the “Life and 14 Letters of
the Apostle Paul”.

1.  Introduction.
a.  Ephesians 4:4-6 with examples from the other first 10
books from Paul of the development of the ONEs like one
body in I Corinthians, one spirit in II Corinthians and on
through 4:4-6 and the books of Paul.
b.  The one salvation and one baptism of Galatians 2:20 with
a comparison to Romans 6:4.

““I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live,
but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the
flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and
gave Himself for me.”  (Galatians 2:20)

2.  Galatians in the other books of the New Testament.
a.  Region of Galatia in Acts 16:6 and Timothy as resident in
b.  Second missionary journey of Paul with the sequencing
of churches before and after Galatia in Acts 18:23.
c.  Churches of Galatia and then Corinth (I Corinthians 16:1)
given orders to collect money for the saints in Jerusalem.
d.  Crescens for Galatia (II Timothy 4:9-21).
e.  Galatia among the pilgrims of the dispersion from I Peter
3.  I and II Peter as commentaries on Galatians.

NOTE :  A top outline of I and II Peter would go like this--
I.  Respect for the Living Word of God, the Scriptures, as shown
by applications in the world, government, toward supervisors,
husbands, and the good life:  I Peter 1-3:12.
II.  Sufferings, Christ and believers, in proper perspective:  I Peter
III.  Holy Conduct and Godliness for elders, youth, and Silvanus:  
I Peter 5.
IV.  Life and Godliness with escape from the world’s corruption,
with the resources
from God for which, in II Peter 1.
V.  Destructive Doctrines and False Teachers, the Scoffers and
their Scoffings:  II Peter 2.
VI.  A five point summary of the Message of II and I Peter:  II
Peter 3:1-13.
VII.  Paul, the OT, Scriptures, and things hard to understand that
some twist to their own destruction:  II Peter 3:14-18.

Outline of Galatians continued and completed

4.    The One Baptism of “Believe and Be Baptized” of Galatians
5.  Freedom of Choice in Galatians.
6.  Applications and Implications of the One Baptism of Galatians