'Romans 10' Tagged Posts

'Romans 10' Tagged Posts

THE REAL ANTI-SEMITISM

Ever since the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II, the world has been given to see how ugly hatred can become.  Hitler and his henchmen targeted the Jews for extermination in places that reek of blood, tears and torture.  Names such as Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald make us shudder.  This attempted genocide of an entire race or ethnic group – the Jews – was the ultimate in anti-semitism. The apostle Paul was a Jew, “a Hebrew of the…

NOTHING ELSE!

In his classic word on missions in Romans 10, Paul says:  “The word is near you: it is in your mouth and in your heart.” In our neck of the woods you can barely chuck a rock without hitting a church.  You would have to go out of your way to entirely avoid the word of God.   Many do go out of their way to avoid it.  But it is near. After gathering manna from the floor of the wilderness…

ZEAL WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE

Grieved over the rejection of Christ by so many of his own countrymen, Paul says in Romans 10:  “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved.  For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.” Paul understood where his kinsmen were coming from.  He was once there himself.  A Pharisee of the Pharisees he called himself.  He was as sincere…