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Preliminary Outline of Romans with
Galatians and Peter
    Pre-Outline of Romans with Galatians and Peter

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
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 long suffering 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 six, 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
itself 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 easier.  {Please download Galatians in PDF from .}
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:

2.  Galatians in the other books of the New Testament.

  a.  Region of Galatia in Acts 16:6 and Timothy as resident in 16:1-3.
 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 1:1.

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 3:13-
III.  Holy Conduct and Godliness for elders, youth, and Silvanus:  I Peter
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
II Peter 2.
VI.  A five point summary of the Message of II and I Peter:  II Peter 3:1-
VII.  Paul, the OT, Scriptures, and things hard to understand that some
twist to their own destruction:  II Peter 3:14-18.

4.    The One Baptism of “Believe and Be Baptized” of Galatians 2:20.
5.  Freedom of Choice in Galatians.
6.  Applications and Implications of the One Baptism of Galatians 6.
NOTE:  And so starts the beginning of a thorough study of the book of
Romans from many aspects.  It is sort of like a diamond or jewel of the
Bible, where you get something different from each view.  Remember
to read the book of Galatians as a miniature of Romans, and recall that
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