The Finished Work of Christ
The Truth of Romans 1-8
Augustine. Luther. Wesley. These great leaders of the church all traced their spiritual awakenings to the book of Romans. To this day Paul’s letter to the Romans continues to amaze and awaken those who seek to plumb its depths, including one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the 20th century, Francis Schaeffer.
In his landmark commentary on the first eight chapters of Romans, Schaeffer expounds on the foundational doctrines that undergird the core of Christian teaching, offering us vital insights into the message of Romans and an arresting perspective on our own times. There are no truths which impact our lives more than those about the finished work of Christ.
Introduction by Udo W. Middleman
Introduction and Theme (1:1-7)
Part One: Justification
- The Person without the Bible: Guilty (1:18-2:16)
- The Person With the Bible: Guilty (2:17-3:8)
- The Whole World: Guilty (3:9-20)
- Justification After the Cross (3:21-30)
- Justification Before the Cross (3:31-4:25)
Part Two: Sanctification
- The Result of Justification: Peace with God (5:1-11)
- Dead in Adam, Alive in Christ (5:12-21)
- The Christian’s Struggle with Sin, part 1 (6:1-23)
- The Christian’s Struggle with Sin, part 2 (7:1-25)
- Life in the Spirit (8:1-17)
Part Three: Glorification
- Believers Resurrected, Creation Restored (8:18-25)
- Eternal Life is Forever (8:26-39)
About the Author
Recognized internationally for his work in Christianity and culture, Francis A. Schaeffer authored more than twenty books, which have been translated into a score of languages and sold millions worldwide. He and his wife, Edith, founded L’Abri Fellowship international study and discipleship centers. Schaeffer passed away in 1984, but his influence and legacy continue worldwide.