“The words in question [in Romans 10:5-8, quoted from Deuteronomy 30], therefore, do not find their place in a legalistic framework but in that of the grace which the covenant bespoke. Their import is that the things revealed for faith and life are accessible: we do not have to ascend to heaven nor go to the utmost parts of the sea to find them.” (John Murray, The Epistle to the Romans, Vol. 2, p. 52).
“If we seek God sincerely, let us follow the way by which alone we can come to him. For it is better, as Augustine says, even to go limping in the right way than to run with all our might out of the way. If we would be really religious, let us remember that . . . true religion is alone that which is connected with the Word of God.” (John Calvin, Commentary on Romans, at Romans 10:2).
“Faith is . . . a relationship to the person of Christ as he is known and comes to us in the gospel. It is faith in that Christ who means for the believer what is announced of him in the gospel; who has come into the world, who has suffered, died, risen, and who lives in heaven.” (Herman Ridderbos, Paul: An Outline of His Theology, p. 239).
Quotes relevant to the October 6 101 Bible Study.