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  • Israel Rejects the Gospel

    Romans 10:16-21

    Paul continues his list of things that are needed for communication of the gospel for those who are God’s elect. Dr. Sproul asks the question did God send His Son only to make possible or certain the salvation of His chosen? The benefits of the gospel may be proclaimed to … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 1)

    Romans 9:14-16

    Paul clearly states it is not of him who wills or of him who runs but of God who shows mercy. Dr. Sproul uses this verse to explain four concepts of mercy, justice, non-justice and injustice. God’s sovereignty in all the application of mercy and justice is considered. Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 2)

    Romans 9:14-23

    Dr. Sproul discusses the different kinds of predestination—symmetrical (equal ultimacy) and asymmetrical. The symmetrical view takes the position that predestination is applied to both the believer and the unbeliever—positive, positive. The asymmetrical view considers that the believer is predestined to be with God, but leaves the unbeliever alone—positive, negative. Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 3)

    Romans 9:19-33

    Dr. Sproul discusses the fall of man (lapse) and the two major views concerning God’s decree or decrees made in eternity past with respect to election and the fall. The two major views are infralapsarianism and supralapsarianism. The issue is, does God decree the fall in light of His election … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Purpose

    Romans 9:6-13

    Salvation is not passed on genetically, therefore just because you are a Jew it does not mean you are chosen Israel. This sets up the direct relationship of the visible and invisible church. Dr. Sproul investigates the doctrine of unconditional election and how some use this section of scripture to … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 1)

    Romans 11:11-23

    Paul indicates that even though Israel stumbled, through that stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles. This leads into the discussion of the “mystery” and Paul’s reaching out to those Gentiles. Even though there were instances of the Jews evangelizing such as Jonah, they still to this day do not … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 2)

    Romans 11:25-26

    Paul indicates that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in and follows that with “and so all Israel will be saved.” Does this verse indicate a future for ethnic Israel due to the time frame reference of the word “until?” Dr. … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 3)

    Romans 11:26-35

    In this lesson, Dr. Sproul discusses open theism and whether God has full knowledge of all events. If an event comes to pass we can believe it is His will. God does not wait for the sinner to change so he can come to God, but God goes to the … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Final (Part 4)

    Romans 11:36

    Dr. Sproul discusses three prepositions in this verse—“of Him,” “through Him” and “to Him”—and what they teach us about the nature of God. In this lesson, we discover that God is the means and end of all things starting in Genesis 1 and everything results in God’s glory. Finally, we … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection Not Total

    Romans 11:1-10

    Paul asks has God cast away His elect and responds with a quote from Elijah and the prophets of Baal incident. There is always a remnant even among apostates as Elijah found himself and as we do with apostate churches. Dr. Sproul discusses that it is ethnic Israel being talked … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection of Christ

    Romans 9:1-13

    We are naturally Pelagian and we are not cured at our conversion, we usually become semi-Pelagian. Dr. Sproul considers ways by which people try to get around God’s choosing and His electing. Listen

  • The Jews Are as Guilty as the Gentiles

    Romans 2:17-29

    Paul continues discussing the Law and the use of it by the Jews. He comments they teach others but are not teaching themselves and their witness has made God’s name blasphemed among the Gentiles. Paul moves from there into the issue of circumcision and its benefit. At this point Dr. … Listen

  • The Just Shall Live by Faith

    Romans 1:8-17

    Paul acknowledges the faith of the Roman church and the impact throughout the world and his desire to see them. Paul continues the theme of faith and connecting it to the gospel of Christ. Here we find how the righteous man will live. Listen

  • Law Cannot Save from Sin (Part 1)

    Romans 7:14-25, Part 1

    Paul is an example of the pursuit of holiness and also our inability. Dr. Sproul discusses movements that create two tier Christians such as deeper life and Spirit filled life movements that promise perfection rather than a much greater level of sanctification. An introduction into how the will works is … Listen

  • Law Cannot Save from Sin (Part 2)

    Romans 7:14-25, Part 2

    Dr. Sproul continues discussing how the will works by discussing Jonathan Edwards’ treatise The Freedom of the Will and then the pagan view of the will and the free will of men. We choose according to our strongest inclination and because of our radical corruption we are inclined to wickedness so … Listen