Romans Episode 14: Chosen But Free! (Romans 9)
Frank continues his verse-by-verse teaching on one of the most impactful books in the entire Bible--Paul's letter to the church in Rome. This episode covers Chapter Romans 9 and answers questions such as:
1. Has God failed with Israel? (9:1-13)
2. Is God arbitrary and unjust? Does he elect and harden hearts? (9:14-29)
3. Why don’t most Jews believe? (9:30-33)
4. Can we be both predestined and free?
Some Christians interpret Romans 9 as God’s election of individuals to eternal salvation and others to eternal damnation. In other words, we have no choice or free will in our destiny. Frank shows why this interpretation is not the correct one—Romans 9 is about the election of the nation of Israel, not individual salvation. Nevertheless, Frank shows how we can be both chosen by God and also free.
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