Monday, 7 August 2017

Roman Jewish Unity

Romans 9-11 isn't to be understood in a vacuum, like a rugby ball having suddenly landed on a tennis court mid-game - it's a continuation of the flow of where Paul was going in his Epistle. And we don't really end up at where he was going until, at the earliest, chapters 14 and 15!

When you consider it in that light, you realise chapter 9 to 11 is not about 'TULIP'; and it's not about some future Jewish/Levitical Dispensation.

Rather the goal was the unity of the Gentile/Jewish congregation at Rome.

And with that goal in mind Paul clarifies some objections or misnotions about the scheme of the gospel which might have otherwise hampered that unity.

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