What in the world is God doing today? That's the question we're going to answer as we work through the letter of Romans. In Romans, Paul clearly and carefully lays out God's redemptive plan--what God is doing--through the gospel so that we can think rightly and so live in the way that glorifies God (Rom. 12:1-2).
One of the questions early Christians were wrestling with and that Paul answers in Romans 9-11 is, What about Israel and the Jewish people? Doesn’t God have a covenant with them? And if so, what’s He doing? Why are so few Jews getting saved and so little seem to be happening with Israel? Most people understood according to prophecy that when the Messiah came, He would bring great blessings for a repentant national Israel. However, through the influence of the Jewish leaders, they rejected their Messiah. Now, strangely enough, many Gentiles were believing and comparatively few Jews were responding to the gospel. The church was becoming overwhelmingly Gentile. Well, Paul’s going to address that and reveal the mystery of what God is doing with Israel. It’s a major reason why he writes this letter: to humble the Gentiles from becoming proud against Israel and to remind them that God has unconditional covenant promises that He keeps and will fulfill in the future.
You will find in the link below a paper that Pastor Justin wrote on the highly debated passage of Romans 11:26. Who is the "all Israel" of Romans 11:26? What does it mean for God's redemptive plan for Israel?
Link: The Identification of "All Israel" in Romans 11:26
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