“through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles in behalf of His name” (Romans 1:5).

The objective of Paul’s ministry is to bring about in the life of Gentiles that which God’s grace and calling has accomplished already among the saints in Rome—“the obedience of faith” (v.6-7). That is, a faith that finds its subsistence and substance in obedience; obedience being the only sufficient evidence of faith. While our willingness to speak up on matters of faith is necessary, living it is indispensable if His name is to be truly honored.

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