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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Romans 9-11 Chapter Nine: Message Outlines

Romans 9:1-5 (2)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 9 Paragraph # 1 Study # 2
October 8, 2017
Humble, Texas
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Thesis:   Paul both anticipated and contradicted the Jewish accusation of "hateful theology".

Introduction:   In our introduction last week we considered two indisputable facts that lie at the roots of the content of Romans 9-11: Israel rejected both God's major shift in the theological focus of His Message and His major shift of the audience for His Message. Because of these two major shifts, and Israel's abject refusal to accept them, a need was created to explain the legitimacy of The Gospel in the face of Israel's charge that Paul's message was a "damnable heresy".

At the root of Israel's charge lay an attack against Paul in terms of his motivation for the extensive, and effective, proclamation of what he called the "Gospel of God". It was Paul's anticipation of this accusation of motivation that formed the basis of Romans 9:1-5. Therefore, this evening we are going to look into both Paul's anticipation of the accusation and his contradiction of it.


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