Paul reminds Titus that since people were saved “not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy” and justified by God’s grace, they should live a life of good works toward all men.
2. Paul’s instructs the Corinthians that his perspective on the Gospel ministry includes the idea that the ministry is an opportunity to display the glory of God.
3. One of Paul’s principal achievements was that he wrote thirteen books of the New Testament, which are a primary source of theological information
4. According to the textbook, Paul asserts in 1 Thessalonians that because of the promise of the rapture, believers will not suffer the wrath of the Day of the Lord.
5. According to the textbook, Paul teaches in 2 Thessalonians that the rapture will precede the removal of the “restrainer,” the revealing of the Antichrist, the time of tribulation, and the final Day of the Lord.
6. In 1 Timothy Paul identified two acts of heresy: forbidding marriage and abstinence from food.
7. In Romans Paul shows that all are accountable and no one can be justified by his own good works, with or without the law.
8. According to the textbook, to keep him from exalting himself, God gave him a thorn in the flesh.
9. In Philemon, Paul pleads with Philemon to take Onesimus back and forgive him for both the crimes of stealing and running away because “you owe me over and above your very soul.”
10. Paul’s hope in Philippians was to offer practical encouragements to his friends at Philippi so they would not be tempted to doubt God’s faithfulness even in dire circumstances.
11. In 2 Corinthians Paul told the church that the Macedonians were giving a contribution for the work of the ministry. Thus, their contribution was appreciated but not needed.
12. According to Paul in Romans, justification was provided by Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross as a satisfaction for man’s sin for all who come to Christ in faith.
13. In the Corinthian church some believed in Christ’s resurrection but not in the resurrection of believers.
14. According to the textbook, Galatians can be termed the Magna Carta of Christian liberty. It states unequivocally that salvation is through faith alone, in Christ alone, by grace alone, without works of any kind.
15. The Roman church consisted of both Jews and Gentiles, but the majority were Jews.
16. Epistles are the most common literary form in the New Testament. They are “occasional” letters; that is, they were designed to deal with specific situations.
17. In Ephesian, Paul pictures believers as being “in Christ.” This is a special relationship with God because they are perfect in Christ.
18. The problems addressed in First Corinthians arose when various groups sided with different leaders who best represented their view of Christianity.