“How much is wrapped up in these few words—God for us!” begins Mackintosh in his exposition of Romans 8. This short book, whose title is derived from the phrase “God for us,” found in Romans 8:31, identifies the constancy of God’s faithfulness and the numerous instances of it throughout the Bible. Ultimately, Mackintosh outlines a salvation which comes without qualifiers or compromises. Despite every reason why God should be against us, God is for us.
Man’s complete ruin in sin, and God’s perfect remedy in Christ, are fully, clearly, and often strikingly presented [in Mackintosh’s writings].
—Andrew Miller, a leader of the Plymouth Brethren movement
Charles Henry Mackintosh (1820–1896) was notable for his work in philanthropic work during the Irish Potatoe Famine which affected much of Ireland, Scotland, and England at the time. He converted to Christianity through correspondence with his sister and through reading John Darby's Operations of the Spirit.