Unconditional Election
Romans 9:14-18
Some theological questions to consider: 1.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2010-10-12 08:29:57
Some theological questions to consider: 1. Is it wrong to question God's motives in election? What is the proper way to think deeply about this issue? 2. Is there an answer to the gnawing question throughout Romans 9, namely, Why does God predestine some people for eternal, conscious torment? 3. Do you agree with Piper that Paul views God's righteousness as His "unswerving faithfulness always to preserve and display the glory of his name"? How does this alter the interpretation of Rom. 9:14-18, esp. v 14? 4. Does God's freedom in election put you at ease or bother you? Why? 5. If you were Pharaoh, hearing this message (9:17) from God (through Moses) how would you react? What then would be your perception of God? of the Israelites? What is a pastoral take-away for discussing with unbelievers God's righteous judgment over sinners? 6. Discuss your own grapplings with God's freedom in election this week while studying this text. 7. APPLICATION : Let's not leave this class by merely wrestling with lofty theological conundrums and intangible situations. Let us pause for a moment and remember all those we know who are unbelievers, and what their fate is if they remain unrepentant. Now, applying what we've read today, how does this stir your affections? Let's take some time to pray and earnestly seek what God would have us do for the unbelievers in our lives this week. "Lord, help us to truly weep and grieve for the lost!" (cf. Rom 9:2)
10000000052183 52183 Notes 2010-10-07 10:24:59 2010-10-12 08:29:57 Some theological questions to consider: 1. Is it wrong to question God's motives in election? What is the proper way to think deeply about this issue? 2. Is there an answer to the gnawing question throughout Romans 9, namely, Why does God predestine some people for eternal, conscious torment? 3. Do you agree with Piper that Paul views God's righteousness as His "unswerving faithfulness always to preserve and display the glory of his name"? How does this alter the interpretation of Rom. 9:14-18, esp. v 14? 4. Does God's freedom in election put you at ease or bother you? Why? 5. If you were Pharaoh, hearing this message (9:17) from God (through Moses) how would you react? What then would be your perception of God? of the Israelites? What is a pastoral take-away for discussing with unbelievers God's righteous judgment over sinners? 6. Discuss your own grapplings with God's freedom in election this week while studying this text. 7. APPLICATION : Let's not leave this class by merely wrestling with lofty theological conundrums and intangible situations. Let us pause for a moment and remember all those we know who are unbelievers, and what their fate is if they remain unrepentant. Now, applying what we've read today, how does this stir your affections? Let's take some time to pray and earnestly seek what God would have us do for the unbelievers in our lives this week. "Lord, help us to truly weep and grieve for the lost!" (cf. Rom 9:2) notes
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Romans 9:14-18
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Τί οὖν ἐροῦμεν;
Therefore, what shall we say?
μὴ ἀδικία παρὰ τῷ θεῷ;
There isn't unrighteousness with God, is there?
μὴ γένοιτο.
May it not be! (How do I know there's no unrighteousness with God? Here are my reasons...)
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τῷ Μωϋσεῖ γὰρ λέγει· ἐλεήσω ὃν ἂν ἐλεῶ, καὶ οἰκτειρήσω ὃν ἂν οἰκτείρω.
FOR to Moses He says: "I will have mercy on whomever I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I have compassion."
ἄρα οὖν οὐ τοῦ θέλοντος
SO THEN , [God's prerogative to bestow mercy depends] not of the one willing,
οὐδὲ τοῦ τρέχοντος,
nor of the one running [striving],
ἀλλὰ τοῦ ἐλεῶντος θεοῦ.
but of the One being merciful, i.e. God.
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λέγει γὰρ ἡ γραφὴ τῷ Φαραὼ ὅτι εἰς αὐτὸ τοῦτο ἐξήγειρά σε
FOR the scripture says to Pharaoh that "for this very [purpose] I raised you up
ὅπως ἐνδείξωμαι ἐν σοὶ τὴν δύναμίν μου,
so that I might show in you my power,
καὶ ὅπως διαγγελῇ τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ.
and so that my Name might be proclaimed in all the earth."
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ἄρα οὖν ὃν θέλει ἐλεεῖ, ὃν δὲ θέλει σκληρύνει.
SO THEN , He has mercy on whom he wills, and He hardens whom He wills.
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10000000052183 52183 Arc 2010-10-07 10:24:59 2010-10-12 08:29:57 editing Romans 9 14 9 18 Romans 9:14-18 45 NT tisch mine i425421 i425422 i425410 Τί οὖν ἐροῦμεν; Therefore, what shall we say? i425423 i425411 μὴ ἀδικία παρὰ τῷ θεῷ; There isn't unrighteousness with God, is there? i425412 μὴ γένοιτο. May it not be! (How do I know there's no unrighteousness with God? Here are my reasons...) questionanswer 2 questionanswer 2 i425424 i425425 i425413 τῷ Μωϋσεῖ γὰρ λέγει· ἐλεήσω ὃν ἂν ἐλεῶ, καὶ οἰκτειρήσω ὃν ἂν οἰκτείρω. FOR to Moses He says: "I will have mercy on whomever I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I have compassion." i425426 i425427 i425414 ἄρα οὖν οὐ τοῦ θέλοντος SO THEN , [God's prerogative to bestow mercy depends] not of the one willing, i425415 οὐδὲ τοῦ τρέχοντος, nor of the one running [striving], i425416 ἀλλὰ τοῦ ἐλεῶντος θεοῦ. but of the One being merciful, i.e. God. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 i425428 i425429 i425417 λέγει γὰρ ἡ γραφὴ τῷ Φαραὼ ὅτι εἰς αὐτὸ τοῦτο ἐξήγειρά σε FOR the scripture says to Pharaoh that "for this very [purpose] I raised you up i425430 i425418 ὅπως ἐνδείξωμαι ἐν σοὶ τὴν δύναμίν μου, so that I might show in you my power, i425419 καὶ ὅπως διαγγελῇ τὸ ὄνομά μου ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ. and so that my Name might be proclaimed in all the earth." inference 2 progression i425420 ἄρα οὖν ὃν θέλει ἐλεεῖ, ὃν δὲ θέλει σκληρύνει. SO THEN , He has mercy on whom he wills, and He hardens whom He wills. inference 2 series ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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