Romans blog series – Contents

Welcome to a series of posts on Romans – the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. The main focus of this series will be chapters 9-11 of the letter. These chapters, particularly chapter 9, have been interpreted in various different ways. My aim is to demonstrate what I consider to be the correct interpretation. I will do this by considering the structure and context of the letter and then focusing in on these chapters, showing how the proposed interpretation fits with the context and structure of the letter, as well as being internally consistent within chapters 9-11.

I hope this series will be a blessing to you. I have done my best to be faithful to the text but I’m sure the series is not perfect. I would be interested to hear any views you may have, so please do leave comments whether you agree or disagree.

This page is the contents page for the series. It can be accessed by clicking on “Romans” in the bar near the top of the page. I will keep it updated with new entries once they are posted. The series is designed to be read in order. Please do sign up to the blog so you can be notified of new posts when they appear.

Here are the posts in the series (so far):

Romans – whom is Paul addressing? – considering which parts of the letter are written to Jews, Gentiles or both

Structure of Romans – the whole letter

Structure of Romans 5-8

Structure of Romans 1:16-2:29

Structure of Romans 3:1-4:25

Background to Romans 9-11: key teaching from Romans 3:1-4:25

Romans 9-11: Key terms and categories

Romans 9-11: Structure and summary

Romans 9:1-5 – Why is Paul so upset?

(See below for Romans 9:6-29)

Romans 9:30-10:3 – Why have so many ethnic Israelites failed to obtain righteousness?

Romans 10:4-13 – Who is salvation for? Is it possible?

Romans 10:14-21 – Do unbelieving ethnic Israelites have any excuse for not believing?

Romans 11:1-6 – Has God rejected ethnic Israelites?

Romans 11:7-10 – Who are the elect?

Romans 11:11-16 – Why has God hardened unbelieving ethnic Israelites?

Romans 11:17-24 – Can unbelieving ethnic Israelites still be saved? Can a believer stop believing?

Romans 11:25-32 – Who does God want to have mercy on? – Who is “all Israel”? – Structure of Romans 11:1-32

Romans 11:33-36 – Why is Paul so full of praise?

Introduction to Romans 9:6-29

Overview of Romans 9:6-13 – Has God been unfaithful to ethnic Israel?

Romans 9:6-9 – “Not based on ethnicity” – Isaac and Ishmael

Romans 9:10-13 – “Not based on works” – Jacob and Esau

Romans 9:14-16 – God’s right to show mercy – Moses

Romans 9:17-18 – God’s right to harden – Pharaoh

Romans 9:19-20 – Is it right for God to find fault with unbelieving ethnic Israelites?

Structure of Romans 9:6-29

Romans 9:20-21 – Do unbelieving ethnic Israelites have a right to criticise God’s judgement? – The potter and the clay

Romans 9:22-23 – Why does God put up with unbelieving ethnic Israelites? Can ‘vessels of wrath’ become ‘vessels of mercy’?

Romans 9:24-29 – Whom has God “called”? What does “called” mean?

Romans 8:28-30 and its relevance to Romans 9

This was first published at the Predestination Station, where comments can be made.

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    • Hello, that sounds like a great idea. You may put translations of any of my posts on your blog, provided that you include a link to the original of each post, please. I’m very pleased that you consider the posts to be worth translating! God bless.
      Kingswood

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