Paul’s Warning in Romans 12:1-2


In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he is pleading with members of the body of Christ on
the importance of our bodies being the dwelling place of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).
In the Textus Receptus, Paul says “parakalo oun unas” meaning “I exhort you.” The NASB
translates as “I urge you” saying in Romans 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies
of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your
spiritual service of worship. 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and
acceptable and perfect. (NASB) Here Paul is admonishing/warning the Romans to realize the
importance and motivation behind their obedience to God.  Essentially, by these two verses Paul is not only admonishing/warning the Romans, he is also warning us that our lives need to affirm God’s Word (the Bible).  Are you part of this world or are you wholey separate as God’s word says you should be?  Read more here.

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!