Throughout church history, the book of Romans left its mark on some great people like Augustine, John Wesley, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and others. For example, Martin Luther said Romans is “the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest gospel.”
Paul summarizes his case by saying, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’” (1:16-17).
Luther was right. Next to John 3:16, no words in the Bible do a better job of stating the purest gospel.