<![CDATA[In the body of the Epistle of Romans, the Apostle Paul addressed two groups of people and encouraged them to find unity in Christ. He calls Jewish and Gentile Christians to a new covenant in Christ. It is no longer a covenant of works, but of grace. It is no longer us and them, but Christ in us and through us all. As Paul closes the epistle, he also addresses two groups of people. One group has been helpful and beneficial to the ministry. Paul mentions them by name and lifts them up as examples, as people to be recognized and honored for being a blessing. Then there is a second group of people, who are not a blessing but a blemish. These people are a hindrance, they are divisive and they should be avoided.]]>
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