Book of Romans
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The aim of the new section; the immutability of God's purpose; the apostolic method; theodicy; six subsidiary themes; detailed analysis of chapters 9 to 11.
A solemn expression of anguish; conscience; independent but fallible; Paul's grief over the Jews; the interpretation of his impossible wish; Paul and Moses; the Apostle's critics; past and present.
The danger of intellectualism; the Gospel divides and separates; new brethren; compassion for our kinsmen; openness to God's leading.
The Jews' unique relationship to God; Jews; Hebrews and Israelites; various meanings of adoption; the manifestation of God's glory; the Gentiles' share in these privileges; the tragedy of the Israelites.
The Biblical notion of covenant; a misunderstanding of the Mosaic covenant; the promise of the Messiah; the fulfilment of the covenant in Christ's coming; God's voice in the giving of the Law.
The true method of worship; detailed promises of the age of the Messiah; the unusual experiences of the fathers; Christ's coming; the basis for all the other privileges; modern translations and the glory of Christ.
Grammar; manuscripts and the deity of Christ; Christ as head over all things; direct references to Christ's deity; doxologies addressed to Christ; history and theological prejudice.
Paul begins to deal with the objection; God's declared purpose has not been ineffective; the key phrase; the principle seen in the Gospels and Acts; relevance to today; the two meanings of 'Israel'.
Proofs from the history of Abraham; Isaac and Ishmael; 'seed'; 'children' and 'called'; Isaac's miraculous birth 'after the Spirit'.
The case of Rebekah's children; the same mother and father; Jacob loved; Esau hated; the principle of election; God's independent action to establish His purpose.