THE GOD WHO DOES NOT REPENT; Romans Part 56

  God’s Plan For Israel (m) The God Who Does Not Repent Romans 11:25-32 Throughout Romans 9, 10 and 11 Paul has been leading his readers towards the conclusion that God has a future blessing in store for Israel, his ancient people. This conclusion becomes increasingly firm through the course of Romans 11. Using theContinue reading “THE GOD WHO DOES NOT REPENT; Romans Part 56”

THE CHARACTER OF TRUE FAITH: Romans Part 20

Justified by Faith (f) The Character of True Faith Romans 4:18-22 In this chapter where Justification by Faith is taught from the ancient example of Abraham, Paul now addresses the subject of faith. While he has examined the primacy of grace and the exclusive nature of faith he now examines and defines the character ofContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF TRUE FAITH: Romans Part 20”

OUR FATHER ABRAHAM; Romans Part 17

Justified by Faith (d) Our Father Abraham Romans 4:9-12 After using the example of David to teach the antiquity of this doctrine of Justification by Faith Paul returns to Abraham. Paul, as is his frequent practice, anticipates the objection of the Jewish people to this doctrine. In v9 he introduces the pride that the JewsContinue reading “OUR FATHER ABRAHAM; Romans Part 17”

ABRAHAM AND GRACE ALONE; Romans Part 16

 Justified by Faith (b) Abraham and Grace Alone Romans 4:1-5 In explaining this doctrine of Justification by Faith Paul, in ch 4, focuses upon two Old Testament examples. While the bulk of the chapter is taken up with Abraham v6-8 are taken up with an example from the life of David; “What he (Paul) doesContinue reading “ABRAHAM AND GRACE ALONE; Romans Part 16”