That is, They which are the children of the flesh - Whence it appears that not the children who descend from Abraham's loins, nor those who were circumcised as he was, nor even those whom he might expect and desire, are therefore the Church and people of God; but those who are made children by the good pleasure and promise of God, as Isaac was, are alone to be accounted for the seed with whom the covenant was established. What Is The Evidence For/Against The Existence Of God? That no personal, absolute, eternal reprobation of Esau can have been intended, we learn from this; that he was most amply reconciled to his brother, who had so deeply wronged and offended him, by depriving him of his birthright and his blessing: and his having forgiven his brother his trespasses, was no mean proof that God had forgiven him. But when men shall call a solid answer to their groundless conceits about the meaning of the Scriptures, a replying against God, it savours more of the spirit who was seen falling like lightning from heaven, than of His, who saw him in this his fall.". - Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. The principal thing that requires to be settled in this chapter is, what kind of election and reprobation the apostle is arguing about: whether election, by the absolute decree and purpose of God, to eternal life; and reprobation, by a like absolute decree, to eternal misery; or only election to the present privileges and external advantages of the kingdom of God in this world; and reprobation, or rejection, as it signifies the not being favored with those privileges and advantages. And as Esaias said before - What God designs to do with the Jews at present, because of their obstinacy and rebellion, is similar to what he has done before, to which the same prophet refers, Isaiah 1:9; : Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrha: i.e. Why am I condemned for that which brings so much glory to him? So then it is not of him that willeth, etc. Let us examine the Greek text. The Immortality of the Soul: A Protest - Joseph Agar Beet D.D. Four sprightly coursers with a deadly groan, Pour forth their lives, and on the pyre are thrown. This is the basic message of Romans 9-11. The elder shall serve the younger - These words, with those of Malachi, Jacob have I loved, and Esau have I hated, are cited by the apostle to prove, according to their typical signification, that the purpose of God, according to election, does and will stand, not of works, but of him that calleth; that is, that the purpose of God, which is the ground of that election which he makes among men, unto the honor of being Abraham's seed, might appear to remain unchangeable in him; and to be even the same which he had declared unto Abraham. With these facts thus related from the Scriptures, all accounts, ancient and modern, exactly correspond. Paul was a Jew—today we would call him a fulfilled or completed Jew, but a Jew just the same. Romans 9 theme statement: God is just in choosing Israel to be his redeemer nation. To which it may be answered: This awful dispensation of God towards the Jews is not inconsistent with the veracity of the Divine promise; for even the whole body of natural born Jews are not the whole of the Israelites comprehended in the promise. What does the phrase "gnashing of teeth" mean? Who are Israelites - Descendants of Jacob, a man so highly favored of God, and from whom he received his name Israel - a prince of God, Genesis 32:28; from which name his descendants were called Israelites, and separated unto God for his glory and praise. Caesar informs us that, whenever they thought themselves in danger, whether from sickness, or after any considerable defeat in war, being persuaded that unless life be given for life the anger of the gods can never be appeased, they constructed wicker images of enormous hulk, which they filled with men, who were first suffocated with smoke, and then consumed by fire. Paul knew very well that there would always be some who would cry out against this doctrine, that men would say that God was partial and unjust. It should be considered that the apostle, in this and the following quotations, does not give us the whole of the text which he intends should be taken into his argument, but only a hint or reference to the passages to which they belong; directing us to recollect or peruse the whole passage, and there view and judge of the argument. That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. Their Worm Does Not Die: Annihilation and Mark 9:48, Evidence for the Resurrection - William Lane Craig -Text and Audio, The Evidence for Jesus - William Lane Craig - Text and Video. Therefore various translations have been made of the place, and different solutions offered. For the children being not yet born - As the word children is not in the text, the word nations would be more proper; for it is of nations that the apostle speaks, as the following verses show, as well as the history to which he refers. A message of such horrid import coming immediately from the mouth of God, to a tender, weak, and delicate woman, whose hour of travail with two children was just at hand, could not have failed to produce abortion, and destroy her life. When a plague took place, or any public calamity, it was customary to take one of the lowest or most execrable of the people, and devote him to the Dii Manes or infernal gods. Romans 9:33. The Book of Romans Chapter 9. He appeals to Christ as the searcher of hearts that he tells the truth; asserts that his conscience was free from all guile in this matter, and that the Holy Ghost bore him testimony that what he said was true. The same may be said of his conclusion, Romans 9:18; : Whom he will he hardeneth: hardeneth is not in his argument, but it is in the conclusion. ", Counterfeit Cross - Bear or Burn: The Fruit of Obedience in the Parables of Christ - updated, Counterfeit Cross - What is a "Carnal Christian"? God forbid.”. -, As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. The prophets predicted the calling of the Gentiles, and the rejection of the Jews, Romans 9:24-29. Romans 9:1-5. - by Ravi Zacharias, Meditating On The Future Life - John Calvin w/ audio, Others May, You Cannot - by G. D. Watson w/audio, The Bible Doctrine of the Separated Life - by Johannes G. Vos, The Christian and Entertainment - Rev. Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? Homer, who it must be recollected wrote more than nine hundred years before the Christian era, although he describes chiefly the common sacrifices of quadrupeds, yet gives one account of human victims. Nor does the hatred of God against Esau import any such reprobation of the person of Esau, because it is demonstrable that it related, not to Esau personally, but to his posterity. “For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. But the Scripture no where represents eternal life as bestowed upon any family or race of men in this manner; therefore this election mentioned by the apostle cannot be an election unto eternal life. This being the fixed opinion of the Jews, and the ground on which they opposed the Gentiles and endeavored to sap the foundation of their hope of salvation from the Gospel of Christ, it was therefore a matter of the utmost importance to be able to prove that the Jews, by rejecting Christ and his Gospel, were themselves cast out of the Church, and this in a way perfectly consistent with the truth of the promise made to Abraham. Let us look briefly below at each of these three keys to understanding Romans 9. Romans 9 Commentary, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references Animated by this example, Decius, in the war between Rome and Latium, having solemnly offered himself as an expiatory sacrifice, rushed single into the thickest ranks of the astonished Latins, that by his death he might appease the anger of the gods, transfer their indignation to the enemy, and secure the victory to Rome. Notes, p. 329. The generality of the Jews were well acquainted with the Scripture, and a hint was sufficient to revive the memory of a whole passage. But how it does appear that Saul of Tarsus was ever an alien from Christ on account of his kinsmen, is to me perfectly indiscernible. He published to all mankind that the pardon of sin could and should be obtained Only by faith in his Son Jesus, and not by any obedience to any law. It is worthy of remark, that the residence of Suetovid was supposed to be in the sun. Thus, while Themistocles at Salamine was offering sacrifice, three captives, the sons of Sandance, and nephews to Xerxes, all distinguished for their beauty, elegantly dressed and decked, as became their birth, with ornaments of gold, being brought on board his galley, the augur, Euphrantides, observing at the very instant a bright flame ascending from the altar, whilst one was sneezing on the right, which he regarded as a propitious omen, he seized the hand of Themistocles, and commanded that they should all be sacrificed to Bacchus, (ωμηστῃ Διονυσῳ - cruel and relentless Bacchus! God hath made, created, formed the Jewish nation; and shall the thing formed, when it hath corrupted itself, pretend to correct the wise and gracious Author of its being, and say, Why hast thou made me thus? Oh! It is upon this rejection of the Jews that the calling and election of the Gentiles rest. I pass by the groundless and endless conjectures about reversing some of the particles and placing points in different positions, as they have been all invented to get rid of the doctrine of Christ's divinity, which is so obviously acknowledged by the simple text; it is enough to state that there is no omission of these important words in any MS. or version yet discovered. As the apostle had still remaining a very awful part of his commission to execute, namely, to declare to the Jews not only that God had chosen the Gentiles, but had rejected them because they had rejected Christ and his Gospel, it was necessary that he should assure them that however he had been persecuted by them because he had embraced the Gospel, yet it was so far from being a gratification to him that they had now fallen under the displeasure of God, that it was a subject of continual distress to his mind, and that it produced in him great heaviness and continual sorrow. And whosoever believeth on him - But so far shall any be from confusion or disappointment who believes in Christ; that on the contrary, every genuine believer shall find salvation - the remission of sins here, and eternal glory hereafter. Scriptures Relating to the Second Coming, Apocalypse of the Gospels - Milton S. Terry, Commentary on Matthew 24 - J. On his arrival at the Scamander, the king ascended the citadel of Priam; and having surveyed it, he ordered a thousand oxen to be sacrificed to the Trojan Minerva. The Carthaginians, as Diodorus Siculus informs us, bound themselves by a solemn vow to Chronus that they would sacrifice to him children selected from the offspring of their nobles; but in process of time they substituted for these the children of their slaves, which practice they continued, till, being defeated by Agathocles, tyrant of Sicily, and attributing their disgrace to the anger of the god, they offered two hundred children, taken from the most distinguished families in Carthage; besides which, three hundred citizens presented themselves, that by their voluntary death they might render the deity propitious to their country. Romans 9:27-29. Few have met it in that honest and manly way in which Dr. Taylor, who was a conscientious Arian, has considered the subject. The "Clergy/Laity" Distinction: A Hindrance to the Church? He will love his own, and glorify himself in the midst of his people. But this Messiah was more than man, he is God over all; the very Being who gave them being, though he appeared to receive a being from them. See the notes on Romans 1:16, and Romans 1:17; (note), and Dr. Taylor's paraphrase and notes. And also. And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac; —, When there were twins to be born of her; —. But, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work upon the wheels. Vessels of mercy, Romans 9:23, are manifestly opposed to vessels of wrath, Romans 9:22. Their philosophy was mixed with filthiness. The Spartans and Arcadians scourged to death young women; the latter to appease the wrath of Bacchus, the former to gratify Diana. (1-5) The promises are made good to the spiritual seed of Abraham. -, Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will -, Hath not the potter power over the clay -, For he will finish the work, and cut it short, etc. Romans 9:20-25. Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the Lord hath indignation for ever. Ηυχομην γαρ αυτος εγω αναθεμα ειναι απο του Χριστου ὑπερτων αδελφων μου, 'For I did wish myself to be an anathema From Christ (ὑπο, By Christ, as some ancient MSS. That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. He has made it a sovereign decree that the believer shall be justified and saved, and none else. The Egyptians, in Heliopolis, sacrificed three men every day to Juno. I am always very upset because of Israel's people. Oh, the terrible hardness of the human heart; and what poor things the richest privileges are unless the grace of God goes with them to give us the inner secret of true faith in Christ! The mode of sacrificing these children was horrid in the extreme, for they were cast into the arms of a brazen statue, and from thence dropped into a furnace, as was practised among the first inhabitants of Latium. Romans 9:14-16. John Piper Feb 21, 2001 10 Shares Sermon. Exposing the errors of Calvinism. Exposing the false teaching of once saved always saved. The purpose of this site is to get to the truth of the matter. But the parents perfectly understood their God, and saw no decree of reprobation in his message; two manner of nations are in thy womb - and the elder shall serve the younger. The Immortality of the Soul: For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: I say again that there have been great attempts made, with logical dynamite, to blow up this great rock of offence, and to clear away every difficulty from the path of the man who wants to be saved by his own method, and to make everything pleasant all round for him; but against this course of action we bear our continual protest, for it is not according to the mind of God, or the teaching of his Word: “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence.”. Wherefore? PREVIOUS NEXT. Alas poor Israel. The Gentiles he considers as invited into the kingdom of God, and as chosen to be his people; and the Jews he considers as left out and rejected; for as the main body of them had now rejected the Gospel of Christ, he saw that God was about to unchurch them, overturn their polity, destroy their temple, and disperse them over the face of the earth. Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved: For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. Why hast thou constituted me in this manner? Again, Hosea 2:23; : I will sow her (the Jewish Church) unto me in the earth, (alluding probably to the dispersion of the Jews over all the Roman empire; which proved a fruitful cause of preparing the Gentiles for the reception of the Gospel), and, or moreover, I will have mercy upon her, the body of the believing Gentiles, that had not obtained mercy. And it shall come to pass, etc. Sad sacrifice! And while these words are allowed to make a part of Divine revelation, the essential Godhead of Jesus Christ will continue to be a doctrine of that revelation. And it must be truly painful to a mind that has nothing in view but truth, to see the mean and hypocritical methods used to elude the force of this text. Instead of remnant, שריד sarid, both the Septuagint and the apostle have σπερμα, a seed, intimating that there were left just enough of the righteous to be a seed for a future harvest of true believers. Hath not the potter power over the clay - The apostle continues his answer to the Jew. Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Neither because they are the seed of Abraham, etc. As such a doctrine could never come from God, so it never can be found in the words of his apostle. See the case of M. Curtius and Decius among the Romans. Commentary on Romans 9:25-29 (Read Romans 9:25-29) The rejecting of the Jews, and the taking in the Gentiles, were foretold in the Old Testament. For thousands of years they worshipped brutish idols and blocks and stones. I shall bring in my Messiah; but he shall be a widely different person from him whom the Jews expect; for, whereas they expect the Messiah to be a mighty secular prince, and to set up a secular kingdom, he shall appear a man of sorrows and acquainted with griefs; and redeem mankind, not by his sword or secular power, but by his humiliation, passion, and death. Hence we find that the testimony of a man's own conscience, and the testimony of the Holy Ghost, are two distinct things, and that the apostle had both at the same time. This is our Lord's supreme Godhead. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. V. The election of which the apostle speaks took place, first in Abraham and his seed, before his seed was born; and then (secluding Ishmael and all his posterity) in Isaac and his seed before they were born. This great passion for souls gave Paul perspective. But Suetovid, the god of war, was the god in whom they most delighted; to him they presented annually, as a burnt offering, three hundred prisoners, each on his horse; and when the whole was consumed by fire, the priests and people sat down to eat and drink till they were drunk. Involves and joins them in one common blaze. But men shall not be received into eternal life or subjected to eternal damnation at the last day in collective bodies, but according as particular persons in those bodies have acted well or ill; therefore, this election is not of these particular bodies unto eternal life, etc. The Christian & Politics: Has the Contemporary Church Become Obsessed With Political Solutions? For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. I will give my salvation in my own way and on my own terms. Romans 9:17-19. 15, Rabbi Chaijah the elder said: "There is no shepherd found like unto Moses, who was willing to lay down his life for the sheep; for Moses said, Exodus 32:32, If thou wilt not pardon their sin, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written." Very few passages in the New Testament have puzzled critics and commentators more than this. This chapter battles the question of right. Can True Christians Commit Apostasy? Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. High on the top the manly course they lay. And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. let thy vengeful ghost. The very essence of grace is its voluntary character. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel. (6-13) Answers to objections against God's sovereign conduct, in exercising mercy and justice. The glowing structure spreads on every side. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; —. The Pelasgi at one time sacrificed a tenth part of all their children, in obedience to an oracle. Chapters 9-11 form the immediate context, dealing with the question of Jewish unbelief. Whose are the fathers - Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, the twelve patriarchs, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, etc., etc., without controversy, the greatest and most eminent men that ever flourished under heaven. Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect - A Jew might have objected, as in Romans 3:3; : "Is not God bound by his faithfulness to continue the Jews as his peculiar Church and people, notwithstanding the infidelity of the major part of them? Romans 9:32. twelve Trojan captives fell; On these the rage of fire victorious preys. Thus he knew they would be accursed, or anathematized from Christ, and reduced to a level with the heathen nations of the world. Every person saw the perfect absurdity of understanding it in a literal sense, as no man in his right mind could wish himself eternally damned in order to save another, or to save even the whole world. - To what conclusion shall we come on the facts before us? These were peculiar to the Jews; no other nation was ever thus favored. So when Aeneas was to perform the last kind office for his friend Pallas, he sacrificed (besides numerous oxen, sheep, and swine) eight captives to the infernal gods. It tends very much to the clearing of a truth, to observe how the Scripture is fulfilled in it. read) for my brethren.' It is true that God promised to bless the seed of Abraham, yet he meant that word “seed” in a very special sense. For the word came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. If neither the prophet nor the apostle speaks of the persons of Jacob or Esau, but of their posterity, then it is evident that neither the love of God to Jacob, nor the hatred of God to Esau, were such, according to which the eternal states of men, either in happiness or misery, are to be determined; nor is there here any Scriptural or rational ground for the decree of unconditional personal election and reprobation, which, comparatively, modern times have endeavored to build on these scriptures. As this is most obviously the apostle's meaning, it is strange that any should apply his doctrine to the particular and unconditional reprobation and election of individuals. Romans 9 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this volume commentary on the Bible is highly regarded for his very prudent and judicious expositions Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. Homer has the same expression), predicting, on this occasion, safety and conquests to the Greeks. This was also peculiar to the Jews; for to no other nation had he ever given a revelation of his will. The scope of the apostle's reasoning is to show that God is the sovereign of his own ways, has a right to dispense his blessings as he chooses, and to give salvation to mankind, not in the ways of their devising, but in that way that is most suitable to his infinite wisdom and goodness. Chapter Overview: In this chapter St. Paul, after strongly declaring his love and esteem for them, sets himself to answer the grand objection of his countrymen; namely, that the rejection of the Jews and reception of the gentiles was contrary to the word of God. I answer: The true notion of the calling or inviting of the Gentiles is this: whereas they had no apprehension of being reinstated in the privileges of God's peculiar kingdom, and consequently used no endeavors to obtain that blessing, yet, notwithstanding, they have attained to justification, to the remission of sins, and the privileges of God's people: not on account of their prior worthiness and obedience, but purely by the grace and mercy of God, received by faith on their part. In the first ages of their republic they sacrificed children to the goddess Mania; in later periods, numerous gladiators bled at the tombs of the patricians, to appease the manes of the deceased. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Romans 9:7. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". To show his wrath, and to make his power known. At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; if that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. EXEGESIS: ROMANS 9-11: THE CONTEXT. To this the Lord answers: Was not Esau Jacob's brother? Now, if the prophet speaks neither of the person of the one nor of the person of the other, but of their posterity only, then it is evident that the apostle speaks of them in the same way. But since Israel as a nation had rejected the Messiah, Paul argued, God was now going to use their blindness rather than their … PREVIOUS NEXT. Malachi 1:2-5. Romans 9:17. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. And whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. The glory - The manifestation of God among them; principally by the cloud and pillar, and the Shekinah, or Divine presence, appearing between the cherubim over the mercy-seat. “Get love for the souls of men – then you will not be whining about a dead dog, or a sick cat, or … Romans 9:6-7. The solemn assurances he gave in Romans 9:1 remind us he is being completely truthful. He has the same power over the human race as the potter has over the clay, Romans 9:21-23. Nay but, O man, who art thou - As if he had said: Weak, ignorant man, darest thou retort on the infinitely good and righteous God? The strictness of the law showed men their need of salvation by grace, through faith. Home >> Bible Studies >> Romans Studies >> Romans 9:1-13 These small group studies of Romans contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. on 12 Apr 2014 at 4:18 pm 3 Jas. And the supposition that such an effect could be produced by such a sacrifice, was equally absurd and monstrous. Romans 9:26. Purgatory: Purifying Fire or Fatal Fable? - Hal Licino, Why Modern Liberalism is Contrary to Christianity, Matthew 24 The End of the Holy City - Morrison Lee, Scripture Charts As Relates to the Second Coming, The Beast of Revelation Revealed - Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, The Destruction of Jerusalem - Proof of Christianity, The Last Days According to Jesus - R. C. Sproul, All the N.T. Thus it appears the words may be justly applied to our blessed Lord." The unthankful Jews had, in Malachi's time, either in words or in their heart, expostulated with God, and demanded of him wherein he had loved them? Some suppose that the singular is here put for the plural, and that by covenants we are to understand the decalogue, which is termed ברית berith, or covenant, Deuteronomy 4:13. And the event has proved that his declarations were dictated by the Spirit of truth. 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