Susan says: Mar 31, 2006 - 0:55 Reply I like the way Paul describes a Christian as being “in Christ” v.7 which in our day, when the word “Christian” has been diluted and polluted, is also a good way of describing ourselves. One final comment I would like to make about Romans is in relation to the Jews. Paul makes it clear that God isn’t finished with the Jews (Romans 10, 11 etc.), which makes Genesis 12:2-3 (… I will bless those who bless you …) still important for us today. I want to be part of a nation that blesses Israel and at the moment this is the case. In a nutshell my politics are: I’m happy for the Australian government to support the American government as long as the American government continues to support Israel. This might explain why I’m not overly upset with the governments of either country at the moment. Since to live with God’s blessing is a higher priority for me than some of the other stuff that’s happening; or not happening. So thank you to all who have contributed to this study on Romans and also to any lurkers. I really enjoy studying the Bible like this and hope we can do it again though I do think it would be good for someone else to take a turn at being the host.