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The writings of Paul . . .

I've been reading through the New Testament again, and I have finally realized why I had a hard time getting through most of it. Paul. Is it me, or does he seem to write 'round and 'round in circles? I was dizzy after my reading in Romans today, and it was only one chapter . . . Has anyone else noticed this?

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Asked by jennijune_21 at 2:17 PM on Jul. 17, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I am reading Romans right now. I actually love it. This week I am studying repentance and how we are completely justified in Christ and there is no condemnation, but we need to repent.

    What chapter did you read?

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:30 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I'm on chapter 9 - I've just had to re-read everything, LOL! Maybe it's just me . . . ?

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 2:45 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I had to memorize most of the writings of Paul for school. I agree with you, he has a destinct personality and will re-touch on points he's passionate about. I kinda like it because I do the same things when I write lol.

    What translation are you reading?

    Answer by NovemberLove at 3:03 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I'm reading my faithful NIV, LOL.

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 3:05 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • Yes, Paul does that. It helps me to outline on paper as I go. I also use a couple of versions when I study at home. KJV, NIV and one of the newer versions for comparison.

    Answer by teamquinn at 3:16 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I am thinking I should break out my concordance, LOL.

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 3:18 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I do what teamquinn does too. I like to read both the translation (like NIV, KJV, NASB) and then a paraphrase (like NLT or The Message). The translation shows you what scholars thought was the best translation from Greek to English and the paraphrase shows you one person (or a group of people's) opinions on what it means in modern-day language. Sometimes that helps me understand a little bit better.

    Answer by NovemberLove at 3:32 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

  • I love to read the Apostle Paul's writings. He was indeed the greatest evangelist in history. I was going to suggest the outline,as well. Paul had his own style,for sure, but he always got the message across. Hope some of these suggestions help you understand it a little bit better.

    Answer by stvmen88 at 4:24 PM on Jul. 17, 2009

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