This class is most fitting for those who desire to know the “A-B-C’s” of how to walk in the newness of life which Jesus Christ came to make available. An understanding of Romans is essential for all born again ones to greater realize the new life into which we have entered. Many authorities of Scripture have commented on the importance of understanding the Book of Romans. Among these is Martin Luther:
In the Preface to The Letter of St. Paul to the Romans by Martin Luther, 1483-1546, translated by Brother Andrew Thornton, OSB, the first paragraph contains the following:
“This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian’s while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes.” “… it is in itself a bright light, almost bright enough to illumine the entire Scripture.” In the second edition of The Church Epistles by E. W. Bullinger on page 23, he wrote regarding Romans, “…until we have mastered its lessons we can know nothing as to our true Christian position; and cannot go forward or learn anything else to our real advantage. All other truth which we may learn will be out of proportion and out of place if it is not subordinated to and dominated by the essential and fundamental truths written in the Epistle to the Romans.” John Calvin wrote, “When anyone gains a knowledge of this epistle he has an entrance opened to him to all the most hidden treasures of Scripture.” John Chrysostom, highly recognized in Christendom in the 3rdCentury said, “Romans is unquestionably the fullest, deepest compendium of all sacred foundational truths.” Martin Luther elsewhere said that Romans is “the chief part of the New Testament.”
To host this class call Mike Brophy at (559) 909-1236.
To see other available classes, click here.