New Testament Commentaries
Order of Contents
On Rom. 8:1-4
On Romans 8:1-15
On Romans 8:19-22
On the Whole Chapter 10
On Romans 8:1-4
Jacomb, Thomas – Sermons on the 8th Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans, verses 1-4 d. 1687 This has been reprinted by Banner of Truth
Jacomb (1622–1687) was an English puritan.
Fraser, James – Explication and Paraphrase of Rom. 8:1-4 40 pp. in The Scripture Doctrine of Sanctification, being a Critical Explication and Paraphrase of Rom. 6-8:1-4 1774
Fraser (1700–1769) was a minister in the Church of Scotland. His work is the classic on Sanctification.
*** “Dr. John Brown says: ‘Fraser’s Scripture Doctrine of Sanctification is well worth studying. The old Scotch divine is rude in speech, but not in knowledge.'” – Spurgeon
Winslow, Octavius – No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, an Exposition of Rom. 8:1-4 1862
** “Dr. Winslow is always sound and sweet; but his works are better adapted for general readers than for students. He is extremely diffuse.”
On Romans 8:1-15
Binning, Hugh – The Sinner’s Sanctuary, Forty sermons on Rom. 8:1-15 d. 1653
Binning (1627-1653) was a Scottish covenanter.
*** “The writer of Binning’s Memoir says: ‘There is a pure stream of piety and learning running through the whole, and a very peculiar turn of thought, which exceeds the common rate of writers on this choice part of the Holy Scriptures.'” – Spurgeon
On Romans 8:19-22
Lightfoot, John – Hebrew and Talmudical Exercitations upon Some Few Chapters of the Epistle to the Romans on Rom. 8:1-4
Lightfoot was a mid-1600’s reformed divine who was invited to the Westminster Assembly. He mined the Jewish writings for anything and everything that may be of help in understanding the New Testament. Here are his results. This is the only work of its kind in English.
On the Whole of Romans 8
Hedlambe, John – An Exposition of the Whole Eighth Chapter to the Romans, Wherein is perfectly proved our Justification to be by faith only, to the beating down and overthrowing of all erroneous and false opinions to the contrary 1579 48 pp.
Cowper, William, of Galloway – Three Heavenly Treatises upon Romans 8, wherein the counsel of God concerning man’s salvation is so manifested that all men may see the Ancient of Days, the Judge of the World, in his general justice court absolving the Christian from sin and death, which is the first benefit we have by our Lord Jesus Christ 1609 457 pp.
Cowper (1568–1619) was a reformed Scottish bishop.
Elton, Edward – The Triumph of a True Christian described: or An Explication of the Eighth Chapter of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans, wherein the sanctified sinner’s heaven upon earth is laid open, with explication of the comfort of it to as many as are so qualified. delivered in sundry sermons ToC 1623
Elton (1569-1624) was a reformed, English puritan.
Hamilton, Alexander – A Cordial for Christians Traveling Heavenward, being the Substance of some Sermons upon the Eighth chapter of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1696 232 pp.
Hamilton (d. 1696) was a Scot who preached these sermons in Edinburgh.
Horton (d. 1673) was an English, reformed puritan.
*** “Full of matter, well, but rather too formally, arranged. The sermons are very prim and orderly.” – Spurgeon
Parr, Elnathan – A Plain Exposition upon the Whole 8, 9, 10, 11 chapters of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans. Wherein the text is diligently and methodically resolved, the sense given: and many doctrines thence gathered, are by lively uses applied, for the benefit of God’s children performed with much variety, and convenient brevity: being the substance of near four years weekdays’ Sermons 1618
Parr (1577-1622) was reformed.
*** “The style is faulty, but the matter is rich and full of suggestions. We regret that the work is not complete, and is seldom to be met with except in fragments.” – Spurgeon
Rainsford, Marcus – No Condemnation – No Separation Buy 1885 270 pp.
Marcus Rainsford (1820-1897) was born in Ireland and graduated from Trnity College, Dublin, in 1843. He was a pastor for many years and later became secretary of the Irish Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews. Crowds thronged to hear his pulpit ministry in Dundalk, Ireland and later at St. John’s Church in Belgrade Square in London. He worked closely with Dwight L. Moody in the famous “Gospel Dialogues” held in connection with evangelistic campaigns in London in 1875 and 1883 to 1884.
“Devotional lectures on Romans 8.” – Cyril J. Barber
MacDuff, John R. – Paul’s Song of Songs 1891
“With his characteristic verbosity, this great Scottish preacher expounds Romans 8. Richly devotional.” – Cyril J. Barber
Loane, Marcus – The Hope of Glory: an Exposition of Romans 8 Buy 1968
“Provides a rare combination of accurate exegesis, capable Biblical exposition, and conservative scholarship.” – Cyril J. Barber