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God's New Humanity

Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 9:10-13

And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” (ESV)

Argument is necessary; God's purpose worked out through election; God's choice is free and sovereign; the true perspective is positive; this interpretation leads naturally to the objection in verse 14.