How were adoption and inheritance related in Paul’s thought? All throughout Paul’s life he wrote many of the books from  the New Testament. Some of these are Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon. These books (also called letters) of the Bible were written to other churches and people. He even wrote some of them while he was in prison for preaching. Some books were written to teach others like 1-2 Timothy. 

So how were adoption and inheritance related in Paul’s thought? Paul tells us that when we become Christians God adopts us. And so we inherit the kingdom of God. No one is an heir to Gods kingdom. Because Adam sinned we are all now born sinners. In the book of Roman’s there are many well known verses which people call the Romans Road. Some of the well-known verses are Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Then Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” John 3:16 is maybe the most well-known verse from the Bible. It says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 

Paul wanted everyone to be save that he was willing to risk his life for people to be saved. Paul also wanted people to know that anyone can be saved. Some people think that God won’t accept them because they sinned too much or did to big of a sin, but for God there is no such thing as too big of a sin or too much sin. He will accept anyone. 


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