"I do not disagree with the liberating power of the Reformation interpretation, but I believe that it provides simply the beginning of our understanding of Romans, not its conclusion...The great problem in the church's interpretation of Scripture has been its ecclesiastical orientation, as though God speaks only to the church, and commands only the church. The Lord God speaks in and through His Word to the whole man, to every man, and to every area of life and thought. The Bible is God's word for man in his family life, in church, state, school, business, the arts and sciences, law, economics, politics, and all things else. We cannot claim to affirm God's sovereignty, or believe in the lordship of Jesus Christ, if we limit God's word to the church. This is box theology, and it is blasphemous. To assume that the Triune Creator of all things is in His word and Person only relevant to the church is to deny His Lordship or sovereignty.
If we turn loose the whole Word of God onto the church and the world, we shall see with joy its power and glory. This is the purpose of [these] brief comments on Romans and Galatians."
—from the Introduction
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