With William Plumer in Romans, Day 5 – Evening

Romans 1:1-2
NAS – Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
KJV – Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

“Nor is the gospel any novelty, v. 2. It was preached in Eden. A long line of righteous men from Abel down to Simeon by faith received it. Take from the types, promises and prophecies of the Old Testament their evangelical character, and there is  nothing left in them to light the soul to God or happiness. True, the light was not bright, for the sufferings of Christ and the glory that is now revealed were but dimly shadowed forth; but they were shadowed forth, and faith did receive them. Rom. 3:21; Gal. 3:8, 23; Heb. 11:2; I Pet. 1:11. It is great folly and wickedness lightly to esteem Moses and the prophets. If they speak not the truth, neither do the evangelists and apostles.” (Romans, 40-41)

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