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The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 8:31-39

Faith rising into assurance. We have appreciated the paradise of pardon, of acceptance, of sanctification, into which, in spite of this life's sufferings, believers in Jesus come. And now we are to study that hymn of courageous assurance, into which the apostle rises at the close of the chapter. Nowhere does St. Paul rise into nobler eloquence than here. I. THE BELIEVER 'S SOLILOQUY . ( Romans 8:31 , Romans 8:32 .) In this soliloquy the apostle reviews the whole previous... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Romans 8:31

What shall we then say ... - What fairly follows from the facts stated? or what conclusion shall we draw in regard to the power of the Christian religion to support us in our trials from the considerations which have been stated? What the influence is he proceeds to state.If God be for us - Be on outside, or is our friend, as he has shown himself to be by adopting us Romans 8:15, by granting to us his Spirit Romans 8:16-17, Romans 8:26-27, and by his gracious purpose to save us, Romans... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Romans 8:31-32

Romans 8:31-32. What shall we then say to these things Related in the third, fifth, and eighth chapters, or conclude upon this review? Surely we may courageously defy all our enemies, and say, If God Who hath all power in himself, and all the events of time and eternity under his direction; be for us Our sure, never-failing, everlasting friend, engaged for our salvation and happiness in time and in eternity: or rather, since God is for us; for “ ει here, is not a conditional particle;... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Romans 8:18-39

Christian confidence (8:18-39)Whatever sufferings believers may experience, they are of little significance when compared with the glory to be revealed on the day of final victory (18). On that day the physical creation, which from the time of Adam has suffered because of human sin (cf. Genesis 1:28-30; Genesis 3:17-18), will enter its full glory along with redeemed human life (19-22). All the effects of sin will be removed, and believers will be raised from the dead in imperishable spiritual... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 8:31

What, &c . See Romans 3:6 . to . App-104 . be = is . can be = is . against . App-104 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us?Seeing, as just stated, that God's eternal purpose relative to the redeemed in Christ is absolutely certain of fulfillment, how solid and secure is the state of the person in Christ. "In Christ" is absolute safety, the only mortal concern of the Christian having to do, not with any doubt or uncertainty of final glory, but only with his being "in Christ" and remaining so. Given the integrity of that relationship,... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Romans 8:31

31. What shall we then say to these things?—"We can no farther go, think, wish" [BENGEL]. This whole passage, to Romans 8:34, and even to the end of the chapter, strikes all thoughtful interpreters and readers, as transcending almost every thing in language, while OLSHAUSEN notices the "profound and colossal" character of the thought. If God be for us, who can be against us?—If God be resolved and engaged to bring us through, all our enemies must be His; and "Who would set the briers and thorns... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Romans 8:31

The key to the believer’s security is that, "God is for us." What He has done for us through His Son in the past and what He is doing for us through the Spirit in the present should give us confidence. He will certainly complete His work of salvation by glorifying us in the future (cf. Philippians 1:6). Nobody and nothing can stand in His way. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Romans 8:31-39

5. Our eternal security 8:31-39The apostle developed the fact that God will not lose one whom He has foreknown in this climactic section, and he gloried in this great truth. He asked and answered seven questions to drive home this truth."Nowhere in the annals of sacred literature do we find anything to match the power and beauty of this remarkable paean of praise." [Note: Mounce, p. 173.] "This whole passage . . . strikes all thoughtful interpreters and readers, as transcending almost every... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Romans 8:1-39

The New Life in Cheist in relation to God and the SpiritIt was shown in Romans 5:12. that condemnation for the guilt of sin is done away by justification through faith in Christ. The question as to the power of sin then arose, answered by the doctrine of sanctification in Romans 6-8. In Romans 6 it is asserted that the union of the Christian with Christ is a new condition, which involves death with Him to sin and resurrection to newness of life. In Romans 7 it is made clear that there is no... read more

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