Romans 9:1–13 - Not All of Israel…
The Return of Christ: The Future of the Jews
How Many Covenants Are There?
"Adoption" in the Pauline Corpus
When the apostle Paul describes the relationship between God and those who belong to him, he uses different concepts, one of which is "adoption" (huoithesia). He uses it five times: Romans 8:15, 23, Romans 9:4, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5. The article explores the origin of the metaphor and then the different aspects of the life with God that it entails.
An Objection to God's Sovereignty That Proves It
Since no one can resist God's will, how is it fair that he still finds fault? This is the objection Paul anticipates in Romans 9:19. This article shows how to make sense of the objection, which itself is a proof of the sovereignty of God.
Romans 8 – Adoption and the Spirit
Adoption as sons is an important motif and theme in the letters of Paul (Romans 8:15, 23, Romans 9:4, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5). In this article Burke wants to explore the relationship between the Holy Spirit and adoption in Romans 8. The relevance and importance of adoption for the Christian life are also indicated.
Election Love before Time
Some have explained the doctrine of election by saying that man's choice determines God's choice. The author addresses this unbiblical explanation by considering the doctrine of election from Romans 9.
Romans 9:11-13 – "Jacob Have I Loved; Esau Have I Hated": A Sermon
This article is a sermon on Romans 9:11-13.
Corporate and Individual Election in Romans 9: A Response to Brian Abasciano
In this article Schreiner responds to an article of Brian Abasciano who made critical remarks on Schreiner's handling of Romans 9. Schreiner argues that Abasciano’s argument is flawed. His grounds are that the connection Abasciano draws between corporate election and participation of individuals is unpersuasive both logically and biblically.
Corporate Election in Romans 9: A Reply to Thomas Schreiner
In a previous article Thomas Schreiner argued that Romans 9 teaches individual election unto salvation. Abasciano finds Schreiner's argument for the primacy of corporate election in Romans 9 unpersuasive. In this article, he examines Schreiner's case and articulates the nature of election as it is represented in Romans 9.
God's Ultimate Purpose
Read this article to see how the author unpacks the glorious truth of Romans 9:23-24, and how it shows the glory of God and his mercy.
Does Romans 9 Teach Individual Election unto Salvation? Some Exegetical and Theological Reflections
Appeal is often made to Romans 9 to explain and defend the doctrine of election. The traditional Reformed exegesis of Romans 9, however, is increasingly questioned today. Schreiner first wants to explain two of the objections to this exegesis, and then examines whether the objections are persuasive.
The Interpretation of the "Stone" Passages by Peter and Paul: A Comparative Study
This article wants to investigate the stone passages in Romans 9:33 and 1 Peter 2:4-10. The author reflects on Paul and Peter's use of the so-called Old Testament "stone" passages—Psalm 118:22, Isaiah 8:14, and Isaiah 28:16.
The Law as God’s Gracious Guidance for the Promotion of Holiness
Kaiser reflects first on the function of the law as a guide for the promotion of holiness and Christian living, and then on the relationship between law and gospel. Romans 9:30-Romans 10:13 is used as illustrative material.
Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
The sovereignty of God and human responsibility seem like a contradiction in terms. This article looks at the relationship between the two and shows from Romans 9 how this appearance of contradiction must be dealt with.
Esau Have I Hated
Romans 9:30-10:21 – Israel Gone Astray
Romans 9:1-29 – Israel's Election
Romans 9:25-33 - The Marvelous Mystery of Salvation
This article is a Bible study on Romans 9:25-33.
Romans 9:14-24 - Let God Be God!
This article is a Bible study on Romans 9:14-24.
Romans 9:1-13 - Who Chose Whom?
This article is a Bible study on Romans 9:1-13.
Romans 9:3-5 - An Israelite with Heartache
Micah 2:7 – Divine Impatience
Reformed Evangelism: Election and the Free Offer of the Gospel
Fitted for Destruction
Does Scripture attribute the condition of people that receive the wrath of God to God's doing? Does Scripture give the impression that God is responsible for the sin of people? This article on Romans 9:22 addresses these two questions.
Exodus 33:19 - An Interpretation of Exodus 33:19
This is an exegesis of Exodus 33:19. The author also explains how this passage helps us to understand Romans 9:14-15.