16:26 scriptures of the prophets. In developing the great doctrines of the gospel, here in his epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul did so within the prophetic framework of the Old Testament Scriptures, which he regarded as the inspired and authoritative Word of God. In this one epistle alone, he quoted from the Old Testament, directly or indirectly, at least fifty times, in support of his arguments and expositions.
16:26 everlasting God. Part of the essence of the now-revealed mystery of the gospel is that the God of creation is, indeed, the everlasting God, concerned with “all nations,” and that any can be saved by “the obedience of faith” (the same phrase is found in Romans 1:5).