3 Controversial Questions in Romans Explored (Free Commentary)

William Hendriksen’s commentary on Romans—free this month—explores what he calls in the foreword a “heartwarming book” and in the introduction “a book for every age, including our own.” 

Since the original print version of this commentary came in two volumes, it’s almost like getting two books for free!

Romans digs into weighty questions like this one still being asked by many Christians today: “If salvation is the product of grace, why not, by means of living in sin, offer grace ample scope to operate? Why not “continue in sin that grace may abound?” 

Hendriksen presents a thoughtful answer to that question and many others, including these (which he notes to be controversial):

  1. In 5:1 did Paul say: (a) “We have peace,” (b) “Let us have (or: continue to have) peace,” or (c) “Let us enjoy the peace we have”? 
  2. Who is the person described in Rom. 7:14–25? Is he: (a) an unbeliever, (b) an immature believer, or (c) Paul himself, the believer, and by extension, the believer generally? 
  3. When, in 8:26b, the apostle states that “the Spirit himself (αὐτὸ τὸ πνευ=μα) intercedes for us with unspoken groanings,” does he mean that it is indeed the Spirit who groans, or does he mean that we groan, repeating the thought of verse 23?

One reviewer on bestcommentaries.com calls the volume “Brilliant, very accessible.” 

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