I’ve been following Brother Don Merritt’s study on Romans and have gotten a bit behind, but upon trying to catch up I read this one. Now you might ask, what caught my attention so on this particular one and it is Don’s way of giving us a “gotcha!”
To repeat his point and to highlight something that I have been trying to get across here is his words,
“Without just repeating all of the things I’ve already said in this passage, and without restating what Paul has so clearly written here, I’m just going to leave you with one thought; that’s right, just one.
It’s a big one though; maybe you should sit down before you go any further…
OK, are you ready? Here goes…
No human being is excluded from God’s grace, unless he chooses to exclude himself.
Can you think of anybody who needs to hear that today?”
Enjoy the rest of this study and don’t forget to check out the rest of his study on Romans! I sure am! God Bless!
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.
Paul continues from where we left off last time, now drawing his conclusions: God’s promises are guaranteed to all of Abraham’s descendants through faith; carrying his DNA has nothing to do with God’s promises because it’s all about our faith.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many…
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