|Dr. Couch, Who are the 'we' in Romans 1:5?|
ANSWER: The "we" would possibly be the apostles but it could also include the church saints to whom Paul is writing. Note verse 6 where he writes "among whom YOU ALSO (the church saints) are the called of Jesus Christ." The larger body of church saints are added to the "through whom we (the apostles) have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake" (v. 5).
Paul then adds, "To all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints ..." (v. 7).
Good question; thanks for asking.
--Dr. Mal Couch (8/10)