| Quote #1
God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. (NRSV 5:5)
The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (KJV 5:5)
Paul starts off strong. God loves us so much, he's even filled up our hearts with this love. Living in his love must be easy then, right? According to this letter, is it?
| Quote #2
God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. (NRSV 5:8)
God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (KJV 5:8)
Just in case you needed proof, God's given it to you. Even when we were all doing the wrong thing, God loved us enough to let his son die so that we could be redeemed. Does Paul just take this as a given or does he explain it any further?
| Quote #3
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, NRSV)
We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, KJV)
This is some major certainty right here. If you love God and have been called by him, you can be sure things are going to work out well. Hmmm… remind us what happened to Paul again? How do we reconcile that?