Salvation Is Come To The Gentiles

   This is a study guide for chapters 9,10 and 11 of the Book of Romans. In many Bibles these chapters carry the heading, "Salvation is Come to the Gentiles."

   As you read keep in mind that part of the definition of the word "gentiles" includes "a race," "a tribe", specifically "a non-Judean tribe".

  And notice this little important detail. In your Bible, the word "gentiles" is not "gentiles" but "Gentiles." When the word Gentiles is capitalized it is not just any old 'gentile', but a specific 'Gentile'. So, as you will see, a better title might be;

 "Salvation has Come to The Lost Sheep of Israel".

   34% of the verses in Romans 9,10, and 11 are quotations of the Old Testament. That means, if you don't know the Old Testament, then you can not understand what Paul said in these chapters. Hopefully 'New Testament' Christians might be persuaded to pay more attention to the 'Old' Testament.

   How can you understand and explanation when you do not know what is being explained or even that something is being explained? The New is and explanation of the Old.

Old Testament verses quoted by Paul

Romans 9

Comments on Romans 9

  1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.




(3) i.e by race. These 'Gentiles', Paul's brethren were all of his own race. (kinsmen according to the flesh)

  6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: (6) In Genesis 32:28 Jacob's name was changed to Israel. Some of Jacob's descendants are not Israelites. For example his brother Easu became the father of the Edomites. (Different people of the same race like Polish and English.)
Genesis 21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Genesis 18:10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
(7) Abraham's is the father of many nations. Genesis 17:4 "As for me, behold, my covenant, is with thee, and thou sha!t be a father of many nations"
Abraham's 'seed' include nations such as Arabs and Edomites but Abraham's 'children' are the Israelites. In fulfillment of 'in Isaac' Isaac's 'children' are called 'Saxons'. Short for 'Isaac's sons' or Saxons. The British flag is called the 'Union Jack' which is short for The Union of Jacob.' The English people are just one of Ahraham's many nations.
Malachi 1:2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
3 And I hated Esau,
and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.→
14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

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Exodus 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Exodus 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. 17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Isaiah 45:9-12 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
11 Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?  
Jeremiah 18 1-6 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
(24) The house of Judah (Jews) and the house of Israel (Gentiles). Notice the word 'Gentiles is capitalized. What does that mean? It means that these 'gentiles' are specific 'gentiles', not just any 'gentiles'. The Greek word translated 'gentiles means 'nations'. So while 'gentiles' is any other nation, Gentiles are specific other nations. These specific other nations are the Israel nations. So as a general rule, the capitalized word Gentiles means 'the nations of Israel' whereas 'Jews' means the people of Judea. 'Jews' and 'Gentiles' comprise all Israel. The Gentiles (the lost tribes) in Europe and else ware were converted and become known as Christendom.
(25) Today's Christians are told, 'You are not God's chosen people while being told, 'the Jews are God's chosen people": Most modem day Jews are not descendants of the Jews (Judah) of old Palestine rather they are Edomites and Kahzars. For confirmation see the book The 11th Tribe or a Jewish Encyclopedia at your public library.
(26) Children of the living God, i.e., Christians or Christ's sons' who begin their prayers "Our Father..."
Isaiah 10:22-23 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
23 For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. 29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. 33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  


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