When building the church we should probably strive to adhere to the doctrines and principles of the first century church because it was founded on a first hand witness of Christ’s life, death and resurrection, the apostles were gifted with the Holy Spirit when establishing the early church and so
Romans 1 : 8-15 Paul really wants to visit the church at Rome. It would appear that this church was set up by other disciples and not Paul himself. Perhaps a member of one of the other churches he was involved in went to Rome and formed a church there.
The New Testament letters can be difficult to understand. Paul and the other writers explore deep theological arguments and answer difficult questions that arose in the early church. It is however really worth getting to grips with them because under the theology are many valuable spiritual lessons. I am going
It can be very easy to distance ourselves from those long ago events in the Bible that shaped history. We easily forget that Bible characters were people just like us with same fears and emotions, and the same split personalities wrestling between doing the right thing and the wrong thing.