Category Archives: Election

Romans 9-11 in Outline

Rom 9:1-5 – Paul laments the unbelief of Israel, notwithstanding her many spiritual blessings (cf. Rom 3:1-4). Rom 9:6-13 – Israel’s unbelief does not frustrate the “word of God,” b/c “they are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (9:6); … Continue reading

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Elect Israel

Let’s assume that the exegetical pay-off of Rom. 9-11 is that all biological descendents of Abraham are irrevocably elect (this is disputed, of course, but it increasingly seems to be the majority reading). This has an interesting theological pay-off that … Continue reading

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Is God eternally “Lord”?

Augustine says No, for the following reason: “Ecce, Dominum esse non sempiternum habet, ne cogamur etiam sempiternam creaturam dicere, quia ille sempiterne non dominaretur, nisi etaim ista famularetur” (De Trin. V.16.17). Translated: “Look, he can’t be ‘Lord’ eternally, lest we … Continue reading

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