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Mar
11
comment Did Paul imply that the Jews had the capacity to believe in Romans 9:32?
Brother Joshua, if the question doesnt conform to site guidelines, I respect that and it can be terminated. I posted the question knowing what I believed already. The purpose was to challenge my thinking with alternate views and to raise awareness of how held theology influences interpretation. May God bless you.
Mar
11
comment Did Paul imply that the Jews had the capacity to believe in Romans 9:32?
Brother Joshua, it's a legitimate question. Paul explains why the Jews (most) were unsaved (9:32). Is it reasonable to conclude that the Jews had the capacity to believe and chose not to? The problem with the question is the theological significance of the answer.
Mar
10
comment Did Paul imply that the Jews had the capacity to believe in Romans 9:32?
you wrote, "the Jews as a whole were sovereignly destined to reject Christ". I don't find this in Scripture. Back to the original question. Did Paul mean (9:32) that the Jews were capable of believing and yet refused?
Mar
10
comment Did Paul imply that the Jews had the capacity to believe in Romans 9:32?
Joshua, do I understand you correctly, and are you answering the question? Paul described corporate Israel (11:8-11) who rejected salvation by faith in Christ. Corporate Israel consisted of individuals who all had the ability to believe –and yet rejected Christ. Thanks.
Mar
10
comment Did Paul imply that the Jews had the capacity to believe in Romans 9:32?
You are correct. I should have included context. Without it the Bible can say anything one wants.
Mar
10
comment Did Paul imply that the Jews had the capacity to believe in Romans 9:32?
Hi Steve, the only theological framework that is valid is the one acquired using the literal, grammaical form of interpretation. There are two options here. The Jews had the capacity to believe or Paul lied. I believe that the Bible is truth. Therefore, Paul didn't lie. In Christ!
Mar
9
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Mar
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asked Did Paul imply that the Jews had the capacity to believe in Romans 9:32?
Mar
5
comment Acts 22:16 - Is “washing away your sins” linked to baptism or calling on the Lord?
Thanks for your clarification. So many people seem unwilling to include baptism in the salvation package. Maybe it's out of concern for trusting in Baptism and not on Christ. I like how you qualified genuine faith with conditions such as repentance, forgiving others, baptism, etc. God bless you.
Mar
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Mar
5
comment Acts 22:16 - Is “washing away your sins” linked to baptism or calling on the Lord?
I voted for you. After voting I realized that you excluded belief in Christ. Was this an oversight? Repentance, forgiving others and baptism are all results (or should be) of genuine underlying faith in Jesus Christ.
Dec
24
comment What kind of death does Ezekiel identify for the righteous who turn from righteousness? Is it spiritual, physical, or something else?
The context indicated spiritual death. "The soul who sins shall die" (v.20). Verse 30 described a future judgement. Therefore, they were to "repent and turn from all their transgression". This would give them "a new heart and a new spirit". Your uncontextual interpretation does not heed the warnings from God.
Dec
24
comment What kind of death does Ezekiel identify for the righteous who turn from righteousness? Is it spiritual, physical, or something else?
The Bible only has correct meaning in context. I'm sorry, your answer ignores the context. You don't consider verse 20: "the soul who sins shall die" or any other surrounding verses.
Dec
24
asked What kind of death does Ezekiel identify for the righteous who turn from righteousness? Is it spiritual, physical, or something else?
Nov
7
comment What are the conditions for ongoing possession of eternal life in John 5:24?
Thanks "ThaddeusB" for editing the answer. Nice work :)
Nov
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Nov
7
answered What are the conditions for ongoing possession of eternal life in John 5:24?
Oct
7
comment Does those who obey him just mean believe (not reject him) in Hebrews 5:9
It does not matter what Bob Wilkin "points out". He does not believe in repenting from sin or discipleship to be saved. The "easy believism" he promotes is a perversion of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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