Romans: The Gospel of God’s Grace
by Alva J. McClain
Edited by Herman Hoyt
This remarkable and soul searching commentary on the Book of Romans is the fruit of more than 40 years of study, teaching, and preaching by the founding president of Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. Herman Hoyt, who compiled and edited the material, was one of McClain’s students and ultimately succeeded him as President of Grace.
In this volume, as in his masterwork, The Greatness of the Kingdom, McClain demonstrates his fine grasp of the significance of the biblical teaching about the Kingdom of God. He outlines Romans in four main sections, each of which deals with a specific subject, ansswers a great question, and presents a clear revelation of God.
The first division, condemnation, answers the question, “Is the world lost?”
The second division, salvation, answers the question, “How does God save sinners?”
The third division, vindication, answers the question, “Why is Israel rejected?”
The final division, exhortation, answers the question, “How shall a saved man walk?”
Alva McClain, who dies in 1968 taught at the Philadelphia School of thr Bible, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Ashland College, and Ashland Theological Seminary, where he also served as Dean. In 1937 he directed the founding of the Grace Theological Seminary where he served as President and professor of Christian theology until his retirement. He was a member of the Scofield Bible Revision Committee, a member of Phi Betta Kappa and a charter member of the Evangelical Theological Society.