The Texts Of The Writings Of Romans, And Ephesians Essay

1493 Words Nov 14th, 2016 6 Pages
We all ask at the question “do we choose or does God choose?” at some point in our lives. With the election last week, I asked this question and we tend to ask this question when we talk about out salvation. We can answer this question using the Hermeneutical guidelines, and help answer this difficult questions. When we go to answer this question we need to look to the context of the writings of Romans, and Ephesians, follow the guidelines for an Epistle, finally look at commentaries or outside help to answer this question.

To begin with, we need to look at the context, context, context of Romans 9:6-20 which states “in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! […] Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?” But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?”. If we also look at Ephesians 1:4-13 which states “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will […] freely given us in the One…

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