In this commentary of two New Testament epistles, Rousas John Rushdoony asserts that God speaks to every person in and through His Word, not just to the church.
A commentary on Paul's epistles to the Romans and Galatians.
The author clings to the liberating power of the Reformation interpretation, but believes it must not be limited to the church, as though God only speaks to the church. The Lord speaks in and through His Word to the whole man, and to every area of life and thought. If we turn loose the whole Word of God onto the church and the world, we shall see with joy its power and glory.
From the author's introduction: “I do not disagree with the liberating power of the Reformation interpretation, but I believe that it provides simply the beginning of our understanding of Romans, not its conclusion...."
“The great problem in the church's interpretation of Scripture has been its ecclesiastical orientation, as though God speaks only to the church, and commands only the church. The Lord God speaks in and through His word to the whole man, to every man, and to every area of life and thought…. To assume that the Triune Creator of all things is in His word and person only relevant to the church is to deny His Lordship or sovereignty.
“If we turn loose the whole word of God onto the church and the world, we shall see with joy its power and glory. This is the purpose of my brief comments on Romans.”