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    Are the Jews Cursed?

    Are the Jews Cursed?

    English translations use the term “cursed” to describe the Jews whom Paul was addressing in Romans 9-11. In English, the term “cursed” conveys a state of being doomed, condemned, and cut off from God. However, since Paul was conveying a Hebrew concept to Jews in Rome, we must consider the Hebrew word חרם (charam). Join me as we work to understand the Hebrew understanding, which will lead to a conclusion that challenges traditional Christian interpretations.

    • 7 min
    Do You Want to Be in the Remnant? A Glimpse of the Remnant’s Future Work

    Do You Want to Be in the Remnant? A Glimpse of the Remnant’s Future Work

    I would like to share with you some of my research from Scripture on the future role of the Remnant. Knowing the future helps us stand firm today and gives us an incentive to walk in harmony and righteousness with God.
    We will turn to the Book of Daniel for a prophetic narrative of a future battle that will ultimately defeat Satan and his forces of evil. The story occurs in Daniel 3:19-30 when Daniel’s three friends, Shadrach, Mishach, and Abednego (who represent the Remnant) are thrown by Nebuchadnezzar’s soldiers into a furnace of blazing fire. 

    • 13 min
    All Israel Will Be Saved

    All Israel Will Be Saved

    Paul presents evidence from Scripture to support his claim that “all Israel will be saved” by citing Isaiah 59:20-21. Traditionally the temptation has been to try and understand Paul’s message from these two verses. However, the people of ancient Israel lived in an oral society where they internalized blocks or portions of the Holy Writings by listening and memorizing. Therefore, we must turn to the quotation in Isaiah and begin by identifying its context, which will be its likely memorized block.

    • 18 min
    Warning to Christians: ”Do Not Be Arrogant”

    Warning to Christians: ”Do Not Be Arrogant”

    Paul’s metaphors of the “first piece of dough” and “the lump” have been woefully misunderstood by Christians because of their reference to Hebraic concepts. So too is the misunderstanding of the imagery of the olive tree. Then Paul’s repetition of “arrogant” rings in our ears. The sense of the original Greek means to exult or triumph over others, in this case the Jews. Paul is warning Gentile believers not to see themselves as superior over their Jewish brethren who have been seriously chastised by Paul with a warning that they may lose their special inheritance of the birthright that entitles them to participation in the Remnant. Gentiles also must listen to these words of caution.

    • 10 min
    How Does Elijah Explain the Remnant?

    How Does Elijah Explain the Remnant?

    Paul uses the narrative of Elijah in the Hebrew Scriptures to help us understand the role of the Remnant. God asks, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (1 Kings 19:9) a question that will be repeated in verse 13, but only after God put Elijah through several testing experiences. The repetition forms what I call “a sandwich.” In this case, the construction is not chiastic because there are no parallel lines. However, the ancient ear would have heard the repetition and been drawn to the passage that the repetition brackets.

    • 9 min
    Two Aspects of Salvation

    Two Aspects of Salvation

    Who will be saved, and who will not be saved? This is a critical question because Christian different Christian denominations offer several possible answers. As we proceed to examine the concept of salvation in Paul’s message to the Jewish believers in Rome, we will be exploring who will be saved, how they will be saved, and the consequences of salvation as Paul and his first century Jewish brethren would have perceived this concept of “who belongs to God.”

    • 14 min

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