Who Wrote Romans in The Bible? Learn Today!

By Charalampos •  Updated: 04/01/23 •  6 min read

Are you a Christian curious about the authorship of Romans in The Bible? If so, you’re not alone! Many people have long been interested in learning more about who wrote one of the earliest books of The New Testament.

Luckily, there is ample evidence that can help us identify and appreciate the original author of this compelling letter book. 

What Do We Know About The Book of Romans

The Book of Romans

The Book of Romans is a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Rome.

Most Biblical scholars believe that the epistle to the Romans was written in 57-58, most likely in Corinth, before Paul’s arrival in Jerusalem (Romans 15:25).

Other researchers refute the dating saying that Paul in the epistle refers as an authoritative teacher to an already formed church community, at the same time when he appeared in Rome, there was no such thing, and the Jews who hadn’t yet been expelled by Claudius asked Paul about the Christian teaching which “is denounced everywhere” (Acts 28:22).

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Explaining The Doctrine of The Church

Paul wrote this letter to explain the doctrine of the Church and to address some of the issues facing the Church at the time.

In the first chapter of Romans, Paul introduces himself as the author of the letter, saying, «Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God» (Romans 1:1).

Throughout the letter, he addresses the believers in Rome with words of encouragement, exhortation, and instruction, explaining the main topics of the Christian faith and the implications of the gospel for the lives of believers.

The Importance of The Epistle to Romans

 Importance of The Epistle to Romans

The Epistle to the Romans is an important text for Orthodox Christians, who view it as a foundational writing of the Christian faith.

The teachings of the Book of Romans are seen as essential for understanding the nature of God and salvation through Jesus Christ.

The Concept of Salvation by Faith and The Unity of The Church

One of the important themes of the Book of Romans is the concept of salvation by faith.

Orthodoxy believes that salvation isn’t earned just through good works, but rather through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance. Making good things should become a lifestyle of a person.

The Epistle to the Romans also shows the importance of the unity of the Church.

Orthodoxy believes that the Church is the body of Christ on earth and that all believers should work together to build up the body of Christ and spread the gospel to the world. This unity is a deep spiritual bond that unites all believers in Christ.

Faith in Christ

Paul shows the importance of faith in Christ for salvation. He writes, «That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved» (Romans 10:9-10).

Paul also explains that God hasn’t rejected the Jewish people but has instead offered salvation to all who believe, both Jews and Gentiles can come to the true faith. «For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved» (Romans 10:12-13).

The book also shows the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers. The Holy Spirit is seen as the source of power and guidance for the Christian life, enabling believers to live holy and righteous lives and to grow in their relationship with God.

Impact On The Church 

Epistle to romans and the church

The writings of the Church Fathers, such as John Chrysostom and Augustine show the significance of faith, grace, and unity within the body of Christ, about which is written in the Romans.

Saint John Chrysostom wrote, «When we are justified by faith, then we have peace with God, then we are reconciled, then we become friends, then we have access, then we are introduced to the grace which abounds in Christ, and then we have a share in His glory.»

The saint says that the Gospel has a transformative power that changes the lives of believers.

Saint Augustine wrote: «Faith is the beginning of justification, and grace is the end. Faith is the foundation, grace is the summit. Faith is the root, grace is the fruit.»

It means that everything starts with faith, then a believer starts working on his spiritual life, and in the end, he can get the results.

Augustine also writes about the importance of the unity of the Church, explaining Paul’s words in Romans 15:5-6. He writes, «Unity in the church is of great importance, for without it we cannot have peace, love, or harmony. And without these things, the church cannot be the body of Christ that it is meant to be.»

Paul also writes: “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15:5-6).

Paul asks believers to work together for the sake of the gospel and glorify God. It shows us what unity in Church should look like.

Romans is A Foundational Text For Christians

The Book of Romans remains a foundational text for Christians around the world, offering guidance and wisdom for believers. As Paul himself wrote in his introduction to the letter, «For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes» (Romans 1:16).

The Book of Romans also speaks about sin. Paul explains that all humans have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and that the wages of sin are death (Romans 6:23).

Orthodoxy believes that all people are born with hurt nature because of which people make sins. The book also gives an answer to how to heal from the sins – through faith in Jesus Christ, believers unite with God and receive the gift of eternal life. «But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord» (Romans 6:23).

Final Thoughts

It can be concluded that the letter was written by the apostle Paul in 57 or 58, most probably in Corinth.

Romans is a letter addressed to the early Christian church in Rome. The letter is one of the most important and influential writings in the New Testament, which shows important issues such as faith, sin, God’s sovereignty, unity of the Church, equality of all nations for salvation, and so on.

The writings of the Church Fathers show the significance of the letter, every aspect described in the book became very important in Orthodox theology.


Charalampos is an Orthodox Christian who wants to help others learn about Christianity. His main goal is to help people understand the Bible and how to apply its teachings in their everyday lives. He also enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, and hiking.

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