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C. Marvin Pate’s volume on the book of Romans will inform and inspire pastors to make Paul’s vital message to the Christians in Rome both understandable in its context and applicable to our lives today.

As I mentioned above, the “mercies of God” tap into the covenant blessings described in 3:21–11:36: justification, sanctification, and glorification, and so forth. Indeed, chapters 9–11 are devoted to the theme of the mercy of God in salvation history, for both Gentile and Jew. Therefore, I suggest that 12:1 is analogous to the covenant ceremony in Exodus 24:1–8 and Joshua 24. Christians are to accept the terms of the new covenant by dedicating themselves to God as living sacrifices. Christ died
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