Monthly Archives: December 2008

Paraphrase of Romans 9:30-10:13

Summary Pursuing righteousness by works disqualifies one from the desired righteousness. Paraphrase What are we to say? There are actually Gentiles out there who had no interest in righteousness at all, and now they are righteous, having obtained a righteousness … Continue reading

Posted in Bible | Leave a comment

Meaning of Israel and Jew in Romans 9-11

Sixteen mentions of “Israel” or “Israelite(s)” in Romans – all in Romans 9-11. These appear to generally refer to national Israel. Romans 9:4 – the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible

Romans 9:25-26 Quotations

Meaning of Hosea Quotations in Romans 9:25-26 Summary: Paul quotes Hosea in Romans 9:25-26 to prove his point that God sovereignly calls people out of sin to receive his merciful salvation. The Overall Argument from the Greater Context Paul has … Continue reading

Posted in Bible | Leave a comment

Romans 8:29 – Firstborn among many Brothers

What is the significance of “firstborn among many brothers”? Undoubtedly, firstborn carries with it the sense of preeminence. And much Scripture can be marshaled to the task of showing the preeminence of Christ; over creation, over the angelic world, over … Continue reading

Posted in Bible | Leave a comment

Romans 8:29 – Foreknowledge

What is the meaning of foreknowledge? Some define God’s foreknowledge simply as God knowing ahead of time what people will do. So here in Romans 8, the thought would be; “those whom God knew in advance would choose to put … Continue reading

Posted in Bible | Leave a comment

Romans 8:28 – “called according to his purpose”

What are the implications of the phrase “to those called according to his purpose”? 1) Schreiner is correct in pointing out that this is not a “correction” of “those who love God.” I believe it is best seen as a … Continue reading

Posted in Bible | Leave a comment

Who is “I” in Romans 7?

Question: Evaluate the various suggestions concerning the “I” in Romans 7:7-13 and Romans 7:14-25 and argue for your preferred solution. Romans 7:7-13 1)      “I” Refers to Adam View a)      There are quite a few phrases in this passages that favor … Continue reading

Posted in Bible | Leave a comment