Romans Chapter 9 – What’s It About?

Who in the Body of Christ is not familiar with the debate over Romans 9? What disciple has not asked themselves, “Could I have rejected God’s offer of salvation, or did God predestine my salvation and make sure I accepted it?” Since the doctrines of Calvinism are hotly debated up until the present day, and the disciple is familiar with some of its arguments, it is hard not to read this modern debate into the Bible’s teaching in Romans chapter 9. The disciple sees his own reflection in the text. If Paul is not defending Calvinism, what is he talking about? That is what we will survey in this post.


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