Studies In The Book Of Romans

(Romans 11:1-15)

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1. Did God cast away Israel?

God forbid”: I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin” (Romans 11:1).



2. What was true in the days of Elijah (Elias) that was still true when Paul was writing the epistle to the church in Rome?

There was still a remnant of the Jews:(2) God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, (3) Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. (4) But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. (5) Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace” (Romans 11:2-5).



3. If there was a remnant because of works, what would that mean about grace?

There would be no grace: And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work” (Romans 11:6).



4. Was there a purpose in the hardening of Israel, their fall, and salvation coming to the Gentiles?

To provoke them [Israel] to jealousy: (7) What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (8) (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. (9) And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: (10) Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. (11) I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy” (Romans 11:7-11).



5. What did the fall of Israel bring to the world and to the Gentiles?

Spiritual riches: Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness” (Romans 11:12)?



6. What was one of Paul’s goals in using his office in speaking to the Gentiles?

To provoke the Jews to emulation [jealousy]: (13) For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: (14) If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them” (Romans 11:13-14).



7. Could it be said that, since the casting away of Israel meant reconciliation for the world, that their acceptance would bring about something great?

Yes, spiritual life from spiritual death:For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead” (Romans 11:15)?



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