Behold, the Son of God

The Epistle to the Romans

by William H. Wetmore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781512789355
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781512789348
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781512789331

About the Book

Christians in every age have acknowledged the importance of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. Martin Luther called it “really the chief part of the New Testament, and… truly the purest gospel.” In addition, Samuel Taylor Coleridge regarded Romans as “the most profound book in existence”: others have described it as “the cathedral of the Christian faith”. The epistle is a Christian manifesto of freedom through Jesus Christ. It is the fullest, plainest, and grandest statement of the gospel in the New Testament. Throughout the centuries, this epistle has been recognized as perhaps the most complete theological statement regarding the Gospel of God. Paul is the great theologian who presented the gospel in theological terms which remain unmatched and which elevate the gospel message to a greater level of understanding. This epistle has five main themes: the first is the redefinition of the basis of salvation which is not based on the Law, but by grace alone and faith alone in Christ Jesus; the second is the redefinition of the people of God not according to physical birth but by spiritual birth and by faith; the third is the righteousness that is based on faith in God; the fourth is the doctrine of election; the fifth is the explanation of Christian behavior as based on Christian belief.

About the Author

William H. Wetmore graduated from Duke University and Lehigh University and had a successful career in engineering science, primarily in teaching and in basic research. He was a member of the engineering faculty at Lehigh University and UCLA before becoming a division director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). After retiring from NSF, he served as associate dean of engineering at West Virginia University. He is the author of nine books: Him We Proclaim; God’s Hidden Treasure: The Parables of Jesus; You Must Be Born Again; Our Father, Who Art in Heaven; Freedom: The Epistle to The Galatians; Because of Love, He Came.....; The Gospel: Love Divine; The Cross of Christ; and The Sacraments of Christ. He teaches Bible studies on a broad range of theological subjects.