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Epistle to the Romans Chapter 10 Summary
Hey, don't get Paul wrong. He really wants all the non-Christ loving Jews to be saved. He knows that they really love God, they're just a tiny bit mixed up about a couple important things. For example, Jews mainly focus on the saving power of Jewish law. They think living by the rules of the Torah is going to get them in good with God. Wrong, Paul says. All that is over with. Christ is the law's end all be all. He's the fulfillment of everything it says, in fact. Game. Set. Match. Now, all you have to do is say you believe in Jesus and then actually believe those words in your heart and you're golden. It's that simple. See? There isn't really any difference between Jews and Gentiles. God will save them both… if they only call on him, maybe. Okay, but the big problem is that you can't call on someone you don't believe in. We're guessing it's because you keep dialing the wrong number. And why don't the Jews believe? Paul's glad you asked. It's not because they haven't heard the good news. They have. People have been telling them all about it. Paul is one of them, in fact. No one's had much luck. And now, because the Jewish people have turned their back on the good news, God is giving salvation away to the Gentiles. Meanwhile, the non-believing Jews are being totally disobedient and rude. Come on, guys. Get with the program already.
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