In the Present, Israel is being Stubborn
|Presented By||David Pawson|
An Exposition of Chapters 9, 10 & 11
Chapters 9 to 11 in Paul's letter to the Romans have had some 'bad press'.
Usually treated as a side comment, there has been a widespread failure to realize that 9-11 are not only integral to the whole letter but actually form the climax and gives the main purpose of the book of Romans.
In Romans, Paul corrects developing anti-Semitism and the seeds of replacement theology (the view that says the Jews rejected the Gospel and the church is now the 'new Israel').
Calvinists concentrate on Chapter 9, Replacement Theologians point to Chapter 10 and Christian Zionists focus almost exclusively on Chapter 11 - an integrated approach shows that all of them have a one-sided bias.
From the 2002 Feast of Tabernacles in Israel, these talks relate Chapters 9, 10 & 11 to each other and the rest of Romans - & brings Biblical balance to the big debate about the importance of Israel - the State and the people (the world's Jews).