Commentary on Romans
For Martin Luther, the Epistle to the Romans was “the main part of the New Testament and the purest Gospel.” Calvin was also convinced that Romans opened the door to all the treasures of Holy Scripture. This letter rightly introduces the second part of the New Testament writings after the Gospels and Acts.
His basic theme is the justice of God. As in a cosmic courtroom, different groups of people are convicted of their guilt. However, God's justice is not only shown in the verdict of guilt, but also in the gospel, in the justification of those who believe in Christ and in the liberation and preservation of those who have been declared righteous. It also addresses the following questions: If God is righteous, what about His promises and covenants in the Old Testament? Does Israel, his chosen people, have a future in salvation history? How is God's justice shown in the behavior of the redeemed?
Every believer depends on Romans. He opened the eyes of countless people to the greatness of God, to himself and to the great salvation in Christ. The commentary makes the open Bible understandable and alive - an invaluable help for one's own religious life and for biblical teaching in the communities.