n HTS : Theological Studies - Romans 10:5-13 revisited : original research




The aim of this article is to investigate Romans 10:5-13 and specifically the impact of the chiasm ) in Romans 10:9-10 on this sub-pericope. In the chiasm Paul makes the following statement(s):

A If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord
B and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
C you will be saved.
B For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness,
A and with the mouth/he confesses, resulting in salvation. What gives the chiasm existential value here is the fact that this is the only passage in which Paul uses confess with your mouth as a condition for salvation. The sub-pericope will be discussed against the background of the introduction to the letter (Rm 1:16-17) as well as Romans 3:21-31.


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