Come Follow Me – Romans 7-13

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Gerald (Rameumptom) Smith is a student of the gospel. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ when he was 16, he served a mission in Santa Cruz Bolivia (1978=1980). He is married to Ramona, has 3 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren. Retired Air Force (Aim High!). He has been on the Internet since 1986 when only colleges and military were online. Gerald has defended the gospel since the 1980s, and was on the first Latter-Day Saint email lists, including the late Bill Hamblin's Morm-Ant. Gerald has worked with FairMormon, More Good Foundation, LDS.Net and other pro-LDS online groups. He has blogged on the scriptures for over a decade at his site: Joel's Monastery ( He has the following degrees: AAS Computer Management, BS Resource Mgmt, MA Teaching/History. Gerald was the leader for the Tuskegee Alabama group, prior to it becoming a branch. He opened the door for missionary work to African Americans in Montgomery Alabama in the 1980s. He's served in two bishoprics, stake clerk, high council, HP group leader and several other callings over the years. While on his mission, he served as a counselor in a branch Relief Society presidency.

2 thoughts on “Come Follow Me – Romans 7-13

  1. Rameumpton, I appreciated how you wrote this. We are reading Romans 7-13 with the family, and we read a few translations, and we still could not figure out what Paul is trying to say. I think you cut to the heart of the matter in your analysis. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for the clarifications! I don’t recal being as confused by Romans 7-16, but I did note that we are spoiled, accustomed as we are to the language of the Book of Mormon and the writings of Joseph Smith and those following in his pattern of plain communication. More than once I’ve exclaimed “Paul is being very Greek here…!”

    Listening to 1 Corinthians 1-7, it’s been fascinating to see how that epistle distorted later history. I love how the seer stone(s) allowed Joseph evidently to hear from righteous deceased scholars (e.g. Tyndale), if one has considered the translation. In that vein, I can imagine a Paul who knows what his letter did standing with Tyndale, inspiring Joseph to correct the letter in a manner Paul knows could have prevented the terrible errors his earthly understanding and communication thereof caused.

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