An Adventure In Romans, Part 10 – WH Griffith Thomas (Chapters 13-16)

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Following are some quotes from WH Griffith Thomas’s Commentary on Paul’s Letter to the Romans. These are quotes that stood out to me as I have been reading through this commentary. This only covers chapters 9-12. Some background to this is posted here. I think most of the quotes are self-explanatory, but please comment if you have any questions.

 

 

The Kingdom of God is occupied with far greater matters than the mere questions of eating and drinking. Christianity is internal, not external, and its main principles are righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
– WH Griffith Thomas on Romans 14:17

There is nothing in Christianity so potent for Christian living as a daily, definite, first-hand meditation of the Word of God. It is as impossible to exaggerate its power, as it is impossible to over-estimate the loss that accrues when our Christian life is not supported, sustained, and guided day by day by this close contact with Holy Scripture.
– WH Griffith Thomas on Romans 14

A pessimist has been aptly described as “a man who with two evils chooses both,” but the Christian will always be an optimist, not in a superficial, sentimental sense, but because of the great stronghold of hope which is his in Christ.
– WH Griffith Thomas on Romans 15

“The evangelization of the world is our highest obligation and most pressing duty. We have no right whatever to limit salvation to home fields, and we should resolutely face this universal sphere as the one in which God’s purposes of grace find their culmination….Only as we labor in the energy of the Divine grace shall we find our service of any effect either to God or to man. The mighty work of the world’s evangelization must be in the power of the Holy Spirit if it is to be of any value.”
– WH Griffith Thomas on Romans 15

Here are links to all the posts in the series:

Introduction
Part 2: WH Griffith Thomas on Chapters 1-8
Part 3: FF Bruce on Chapters 1-8
Part 4: Charles Hodge on Chapters 1-8 
Part 5: WH Griffith Thomas on Chapters 9-12
Part 6: Charles Hodge on Chapters 9-12
Part 7: FF Bruce on Chapters 9-12
Part 8: Charles Hodge on Chapters 13-16
Part 9: FF Bruce on Chapters 13-16
Part 10: WH Griffith Thomas on Chapters 13-16

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8 thoughts on “An Adventure In Romans, Part 10 – WH Griffith Thomas (Chapters 13-16)

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