• You cannot read [the book of Romans] without it affecting your heart and your faith. Samuel T. Coleridge called it “one of the most profound books in existence.” F. Godet referred to Romans as “the greatest masterpiece which the human mind has ever conceived and realized,” and called it “the cathedral of the Christian faith.’ F. B. Meyer regarded Romans as “the greatest and richest of all the apostolic works.” Jensen called Romans, “Paul’s masterpiece,” while Findlay referred to it as “Paul’s magnum opus.” Baxter regarded Romans as “the charter of evangelical Christianity,” and Griffith-Thomas stated, “A thorough study of this epistle is really a theological education in itself.” Godet was convinced, “the probability is that every great spiritual revival in the church will be connected as effect and cause with a deeper understanding of this book.” Even within the last century, this has been proved. When the Swiss theologian, Karl Barth published his book, The Epistle to the Romans in 1919, it created a theological tsunami that overwhelmed the liberalism of Europe in the twentieth century. The impact of [Romans] on the history of Christianity has been phenomenal. Maybe more than any other portion of Scripture, Paul’s letter to the church in Rome has sparked revelation and renewal in the church of Jesus Christ. So this begins our inspection of this amazing letter to the Church of Jesus Christ! ~N.H. Hoekes, from the introduction to a study on Romans

  • “Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement that ‘the just shall live by faith.’ Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise. The whole of Scripture took on a new meaning, and whereas before ‘the justice of God’ had filled me with hate, now it became to me inexpressible sweet in greater love. The passage of Paul became to me a gate to heaven.” ~Martin Luther, in his commentary of Romans

  • “At the adoption of the Constitution, we believe every State — certainly 10 of the 13 — provided as regularly for the support of the Church as for the support of the Government . . . Down to the Revolution, every colony did sustain religion in some form. It was deemed peculiarly proper that the religion of liberty should be upheld by a free people . . . Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle.” ~The Journal of the U.S. House, March 27, 1854

  • “Representatives shall be chosen out of the residents in each county … and they shall be of the Protestant religion.” ~As stated in the Georgia State Constitution, the 4th State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1777

  • “All persons, professing a belief in the faith of any Prodestant sect, who shall demean themselves peaceably under the government … shall be capable of being elected.” ~As stated in the New Jersey State Constitution, the 3rd State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1776

  • “Each member, before he takes his seat, shall … subscribe … ‘I do believe in one GOD, the Creator and Governor of the Universe, the Rewarder of the good and the Punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration.'” ~From the State Constitution of Pennsylvania, the 2nd State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, signed by Ben Franklin

  • ‘I … profess faith in GOD THE FATHER, and in JESUS CHRIST His only Son, and in the HOLY GHOST, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.'” ~Delaware Constitution, (the first State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1776)