But they rejected Christ. Jesus came to the lost sheep of Israel and they rejected him and this rejection triggered a shift in the gospel from the Jews to the Gentiles. This is the progressive revelation of God.
And as I was studying this passage, I was reminded of an essay I had to write in seminary. The question was something like, did Jesus come to save the nation of Israel or did he come to save the world? And I thought, what kind of question is this? Of course, he came to save the world and I wrote a very simplistic defense of my position. And I got a B minus. And I was offended, what kind of seminary is this that asks obvious questions and when I give an obvious answer, they give me a low score. But now that I have spent some time studying Romans and in particular, Romans 10-11, I understand why my explanation was too simplistic. [Read more…] about Romans 10 – Everything Culminates in Jesus (pt4 of 4)