For Martin Luther, Romans 1:17 opened the gates of paradise to justification by faith alone and was instrumental in launching church history’s most spectacular revolution.
Genevan Reformer John Calvin said of the book of Romans: “If we have gained a true understanding of this epistle, we have an open door to all the most profound treasures of Scripture.”
To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year, there are numerous conferences taking up various Reformation themes. Clarus ’17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, examined the book of Romans. Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert honored the achievement of the Reformation by preaching seven sermons from seven passages in Paul’s magisterial letter.