Quotes on Romans: Donald G Barnhouse and Martin Luther


(As a part of my Romans Pondering Project this year I hope to share some quotes by greater minds than mine who have also thought deeply about this great epistle)

“A scientist may say that mother’s milk is the most perfect food known to man, and may give you an analysis showing all its chemical components, a list of vitamins it contains and an estimate of the calories in a given quantity. A baby will take that milk without the remotest knowledge of its content, and will grow day by day, smiling and thriving in its ignorance. So it is with the profound truths of the Word of God.”  (Donald G. Barnhouse – Man’s Ruin: Romans 1:1-32)

“The epistle to the Romans is the true masterpiece of the New Testament and the very purest gospel, which is well worth and deserving that a Christian man should not only learn it by heart, word for word, but also that he should daily deal with it as the daily bread of men’s souls. It can never be too much or too well read or studied, and the more it is handled the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes” (Martin Luther).

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