Since the time of Luther, Paul’s epistle to the Romans has been understood as an evangelistic letter, where salvation was understood as a synonym for justification.
But Zane Hodges understands the letter differently. He sees a difference between justification and salvation, between eternal destiny and eternal rewards. Those who are justified still need to be saved, that is, delivered from God’s present wrath. That deliverance is gained not merely by believing in Jesus, but also through obedience and calling upon Him in believing prayer.
This exegetical commentary is exceedingly insightful and practical. You will begin to read Scripture in a fresh way, and find yourself being challenged to live a life pleasing to God, without thereby doubting your eternal destiny. As you study Paul’s epistle verse by verse, you will better understand how to glorify God more fully, and live victoriously, both now and in the life to come.
This long-awaited commentary really delivers.
Zane C. Hodges (BA, Wheaton; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) taught New Testament Greek and exegesis at Dallas Theological Seminary for 27 years until 1986. He also ministered at Victor Street Bible Chapel in East Dallas for 50 years. He went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2008.