Flashcards in Romans 9-11 Deck (37):
What does the term "caveat emptor" mean?
Let the buyer beware
Freedom from external control
The values of a society is found in who they _______
Who is Paul's anguish in his heart over?
The people of Israel
What is Abraham the father of, making us descendants of it?
God's sovereign choice is what?
The right of His authority
What is authority in constant conflict with?
An I-centered mindset
What is the only resolution to the conflict between authority and an I-centered mindset?
A God-centered mindset (submitting to THE authority)
Explain the difference between the concept of authority in childhood vs. puberty.
Childhood- understand that there is an authority in place (parents, teachers, adults, etc) and accepts it
Puberty- YOU become the authority, I-centered, "I'll listen if it's in my best interests"
Explain the difference between Lutheranism and Calvinism.
Lutheranism- everyone is included, rejected the authority of the pope
Calvinism- pre-destination, there's nothing you can do to change your fate, humans have no choice, also rejected the authority of the pope
What is the ultimate question Christians have to ask when faced with Calvinism?
Do you TRUST in God's justice?
Matter of having faith in His plan
What is the "stumbling stone" described by Paul in Romans 9:32?
The belief of justification by works
What is the significance of the word "remnant" in Romans 9:27?
A remnant is only a small amount (only a small amount will be saved), Paul's heart is that Israel will be saved
How are the Jews zealous for God?
Their zeal is based in their own works (the law), not in the knowledge of God
What is the zeal of the knowledge of Christ?
To love God and love others, for God does not withhold His love from us
Why does Paul understand the Jews' zeal?
He used to be one of them- "the most zealous" in persecuting Christians
What is the righteousness of Christ?
His love never fails
What point does Paul make in Romans 10 about calling on God?
You can't call on someone you don't believe in
How are the things that come out of your mouth your spiritual acts of worship?
They either communicate you are your own authority or God is your authority, your behaviors illustrate what you believe in your heart
Choosing not to follow the directions you've been given
Actively promoting others to be disobedient and living a lifestyle contrary to obedience
What is the warning given in Romans 10?
To not be among the many in the church who choose not to love
Did God reject His people?
Of course not 😋
Describe the "remnant".
Know the Word of God, called to be saved and love others, didn't bow their heads to Baal
Why should the remnant not be arrogant?
They haven't done anything to deserve the grace or favor of God and they shouldn't brag on their position
True/False: Some things in life are circumstantial.
False, NOTHING in life is circumstantial
What kind of god was Baal?
Fertility god, worshipped in sexual immorality, synonymous with I-centered mindset, instant gratification
What two things do those have who were given "a spirit of stupor"?
Eyes that could not see (can't see the greatness of God, only their selfishness)
Ears that could not hear (can't hear from God)
What does it mean to be in a stupor?
Stupid, blindness to the greatness of God and deafness to the things of God
What is an ingrafted branch and how are we like ingrafted branches?
When a branch is broken, it can be attached to another one and live
We were broken and separated from God, but have been reconciled
Who do the natural branches represent? The ingrafted branches?
The people of Israel, the Gentiles
What is the kindness of God?
The opportunity given us to repent
What is the sternness of God?
The consequence of rejecting that opportunity
Cannot be taken away
When your goal is to please God, you have faith in what and there is no conflict with what?
The consequences, authority
When Jesus was overturning the tables in the temple, why didn't individuals react to or fight against Him?
They knew it was wrong, regardless of what the chief priests said
What happens when a legitimate authority walks into a given situation