How Important Is Romans?
Paul’s letter to the Romans is arguably the single most important piece of literature in the history of the world.
- Martin Luther: “This epistle [i.e., Romans] is really the chief part of the New Testament, and is truly the purest gospel. It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also that he should occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul. We can never read it or ponder over it too much; for the more we deal with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes.”1
- John Calvin: “When any one understands this Epistle, he has a passage opened to him to the understanding of the whole Scripture.”2
- J. I. Packer: “All roads in the Bible lead to Romans, and all views afforded by the Bible are seen most clearly from Romans, and when the message of Romans gets into a person’s heart there is no telling what may happen.”3
- John Piper: Romans…