Romans 11:26 and the Battle Over Context

How does Romans 11:26 fit into the overall argument of Romans 9-11? We know that when Paul says, “all Israel will be saved,” he is finishing an argument that takes up three chapters of his letter to the Romans. What does he mean by saying that? Can we look back on those three chapters of … Continue reading Romans 11:26 and the Battle Over Context

What are Israel’s Irrevocable Gifts?

When Paul said, "the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable," he was talking about Israel (Romans 11:29). But what gifts did he have in mind? Is the calling yet to be fulfilled? Are there any clues in the text of Romans 9-11? This is the first in a series of posts looking at the … Continue reading What are Israel’s Irrevocable Gifts?

Watchman Nee’s “The Normal Christian Life” Summed Up in Six Key Quotes

Take a book and boil it down to a handful of short, memorable quotes that best express the ideas of that book. This is a not an easy task, especially for a great and greatly quotable book like Watchman Nee’s The Normal Christian Life. Nevertheless, this is what I have tried to do in this … Continue reading Watchman Nee’s “The Normal Christian Life” Summed Up in Six Key Quotes