I love courtroom drama shows. I don’t know there is that suspense, that drama, that ability to persuade people. One of favorite shows was “Matlock”. During the court session , an attorney will often rise to his feet and say,” Your Honor, I object!” Some of the Roman Christians must have felt like objecting as they heard Paul’s letter being read and Paul seemed to anticipate their thinking.
In Romans 6-8 Paul defends his doctrine of justification by faith. He anticipated three objections:
(1) “If God’s grace abounds when we sin, then let’s continue sinning so we might experience more grace”( Rom.6:1-14).
(2) “If we are no longer under the law then we are free to live as we please” (Rom.15-7:6)
(3) “You have made God’s law sinful”( Rom.7:7-25)