Romans 11 - A Redemption Mystery
Dave Riddle - 05/19/19
Key Passage: Romans 11:25-32
Greek word mysterion (μυστήριον); a secret hidden in the past but now revealed.
Three Connected Truths
“A partial hardening has come upon Israel...”
“...until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.”
Fullness = plērōma (πλήρωμα)
“...all Israel will be saved,”
“Israel” - who is Paul referring to?
The ethnic/national Israel (The descendants of Abraham)?
Not Israel as a whole, but Israel as a community?
Those who put their faith in the Christ.
A salvation from sin through faith in Jesus.
Two Concluding Statements
God’s election remains
They are still God’s chosen people.
He keeps his covenant with the patriarchs.
God shows Mercy to the disobedient
A universal act of disobedience is met with divine mercy!
All of us are candidates for the lavish love of God.