The Epistle to the Romans:
An Expository Outline
by Hamilton Smith
£9.00 (UK); $15.00 (USA) - available from STP or online bookshops.
- ISBN-10: 0-901860-85-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-901860-85-9
- Price: £9.00 (UK); $15.00 (USA)
- Binding: Paperback
- Publication date: 30 June 2008
- Author: Hamilton Smith
- Edition: 1st
- Series: Understanding the New Testament
- Height: 216 mm
- Pages: 196 pages
- BIC Subject heading: HRCG1
- Place of publication: Crewe, England
- Publisher: Scripture Truth Publications
- Distributor: Lightning Source
A verse-by-verse study of the Epistle to the Romans, expounding its great theme of God's good news about His Son.
In the prologue to his translation of Romans, William Tyndale wrote, quoting Martin Luther: "Forasmuch as this epistle is the principal and most excellent part of the new Testament and most pure ... glad tidings, ... and also is a light and a way unto the whole scripture; I think it meet 'that every christian man not only know it, by rote and without the book, but also exercise himself therein evermore continually, as with the daily bread of the soul. No man verily can read it too oft, or study it too well; for the more it is studied, the easier it is; the more it is chewed, the pleasanter it is; and the more groundly it is searched, the preciouser things are found in it', so great treasure of spiritual things lieth hid therein."
Hamilton Smith does a great service in this volume, never before published in book form, in sharing, in his easy-to-read style, the results of his own reading, studying, chewing and searching of Romans in order that another generation can enjoy the epistle William Kelly described as the one "which more than any other approaches a complete treatise on the fundamentals of Christian doctrine".
Written in 1935, this is the first edition of this manuscript in book form.
Other Books by Hamilton Smith are available from STP.
Table of Contents
DIVISION 1: The Righteousness of God (1:1 - 5:11)
The Trial and Exposure of man (1:18 - 3:20)
The Righteousness of God in forgiving (3:21-31)
The Power of God in justifying (4)
The Love of God administering blessing through our Lord Jesus Christ (5:1-11)
DIVISION 2: Christ the Head of a new race and the blessings of those in Christ (5:12 - 8)
Christ the Head of a new race (5:12-21)
Deliverance from sin (6)
Deliverance from law (7)
The believer's position in Christ (8)
DIVISION 3: God's Dispensational Dealings (9 - 11)
Grace the only ground of blessing for all (9)
Grace blessing the Gentile on the fall of Israel (10)
Grace restoring Israel on the fall of the Gentile (11)
DIVISION 4: Practical Exhortations (12 - 15:13)
Conduct in relation to one another in the Christian circle (12)
Conduct in connection with the world (13)
Conduct in relation to the Lord's kingdom (14 - 15:13)
DIVISION 5: Personal Appeals and Salutations (15:14 - 16:27)
Hamilton Smith (1862-1943), born in Barnes, Surrey, the son of a sea captain, was employed in the office of his uncle's building firm, where he was later joined by his cousin F B Hole. By 1901, married and living in Sutton, Surrey, with his wife and young family, he had retired from the building trade and entered full-time upon the task of building up the church of God. Later in life, he moved to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, his wife Rachel's home county. His personal ministry was delivered in the United Kingdom, but his written ministry is still read worldwide. Along with H P Barker, A J Pollock, J T Mawson and F B Hole he frequently contributed articles to "Scripture Truth" magazine, many of which were later published in books by the Central Bible Truth Depot. His written expositions of Scripture are brief, clear and very much to the point. He is probably best known for his Old Testament character studies and New Testament outlines.