Romans: Future of Israel (Part 1)
The preaching of the gospel has divide Israel into two groups: a minority (the “remnant”), who have obtained salvation, and the majority, who have been hardened. Paul now asks whether this situation is permanent. God’s rejection of Israel is not his last word. He has brought about that rejection in order to further his plan for salvation history. This plan initially is bringing salvation to the Gentiles, but it ultimately is intended to “bounce back” and benefit Israel as well.