romans 10:16 commentary

To hope for heaven by means of such faith is to drive in the dark across a deep chasm on a bridge that does not quite reach the other side. (Compare to) But Mary treasured up all these things (rhema), pondering them in her heart. “Hearing” is the same Greek word translated “report” in Ro 10:15, and could refer to the message heard. Our report. Into all the earth - This phrase appears first in the sentence to emphasize the universal accessibility of general revelation. (Why Some are Lost and Some are Saved Romans 10:16-21) Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. Because of sin, all disobedient unbelievers are destined for a “stumbling,” which will lead to eternal condemnation. Otherwise intelligent people latch onto it because it gives them a supposed escape from the uncomfortable truth that hits you between the eyes in the first verse of the Bible (Gen. 1:1), “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” If that verse is true—and the Bible doesn’t put it out there as a theory to be debated or discussed—then God is God and you are not God! all did not obey the message of salvation. Israel heard, but she refused to heed. 10:3 "God's righteousness" In the context of Romans 9-11 this phrase referred to God's imputed right standing (Romans 4) with Himself based solely on This course is highly recommended for all who love Israel! (Isaiah 52:13-53:12) Appropriately, therefore, Paul used it when commenting on the unresponsiveness of many Jews to the message about Christ. After several heated exchanges, these same "believing" Jews "fulfilled prophecy" proving what and who they really believed as they actually proceeded to try to kill Jesus, picking "up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple." For Esaias saith, Lord, who Believed our report? —John R. W. Stott. He claims that God takes the responsibility for Jewish unbelief and places it squarely upon the shoulders of the Jews. Revelation 12:9 (note) And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Scripture: Romans 10:13–21. These questions drive much of the theological deliberation in Romans 9-11. That news is not that you have just won the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes! (NASB: Lockman). 12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors. — C. H. Spurgeon, What saves is faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone. What makes the difference? But in 2Co 5:18,19,20, we see that while, "God was, indeed, in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself" (2Co 5:19a) He has "committed to us (Greek = literally placed in us) the word of reconciliation (katallage - word study)." For Isaiah says - In this passage Paul quotes from the great chapter on "The Suffering Servant"…, Who has believed our message? The word of Christ - The NET Bible note speaking to the meaning of the word "of" states that the "genitive could be understood as either subjective ("Christ does the speaking") or objective ("Christ is spoken about"), but the latter is more likely here." ', Are you confused about God's plan for Israel? Verse 16 and on is sometimes thought to speak about Israel, but the context is the nations. He has neither wisdom nor judgment. I hear many people talk about believing in Jesus, then they live like the Devil and seem to be serving him. It is for having true faith, that is, obedient faith, that Paul goes on to commend the Roman believers… Together, faith and obedience manifest the inseparable two sides of the coin of salvation, which Paul here calls the obedience of faith. As faith relates to Christ it represents a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation and entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. Yes indeed: But in the Christian scheme it is eminently the underlying requisite for all work which God does not consider as busy idleness…, Your work of faith. —John Calvin, If we would know whether our faith is genuine, we do well to ask ourselves how we are living. It is worth noting that as Paul emphasizes, most of the Jews rejected the truth about God, but there was always a believing remnant. A man may be believing soundly and effectively even when his mood is low, so low that he is hardly aware that he is alive emotionally at all. The Mp3's are long (avg 70+ min) but are in depth and thoroughly Scriptural with many quotations from the Old Testament, which is often much less well understood than the NT by many in the church today. The opening of the letter to the Romans contains, in seven tightly packed verses, a summary of the themes that will be discussed in the rest of the letter. He builds his case from the Old Testament, citing Scripture in Ro 10:16, 18, 19, 20, 21. Horne says that the phrase employed indicates a language of signs, and thus we are told that the heavens speak by their significant actions and operations. Laleo is another word translated speak but it refers only to uttering a sound whereas rheo refers to uttering a definite intelligible word. (Why Some are Lost and Some are Saved Romans 10:16-21). The faith of Paul and Luther was a revolutionizing thing. Paul is not saying in this section that the Gospel was present in the stars or in the Creation (you may have heard this taught but it is absolutely incorrect). Faith as the Bible knows it is confidence in God and His Son Jesus Christ; it is the response of the soul to the divine character as revealed in the Scriptures; and even this response is impossible apart from the prior inworking of the Holy Spirit. Visit then this soul of mine; ); and hearing of faith, i.e., message of faith, Galatians 3:2. They reject God's so-great salvation (Ro 10:9-note). For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report? (SN), 6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. We may sing, "Crown Him Lord of all," and rejoice in the tones of the loud-sounding organ and the deep melody of harmonious voices, but still we have done nothing until we have left the world and set our faces toward the city of God in hard practical reality. Let the seeker deal with his sin radically, and he is not likely thereafter to experience much difficulty in believing. — John Piper, Faith alone unites us to Christ and Christ alone is the ground of our justification. There are many in our day who see no clear and vital relationship between faith and obedience (or "heeding" as in Ro 10:16). Revelation Stimulates (ESV), ICB: But I ask: Didn't people hear the Good News? It is always accompanied by “newness of life” (Ro 6:4-note). 2, 6, 8, Anyone who has been awed by its splendor will want to read how Pachacuti, the Inca king who founded it, accomplished something far more significant than merely building fortresses, temples or monuments. Pierce the gloom of sin and grief; (SN), Who was the recipient of Psalm 19? Conceivably, there may be some English speakers who have not heard, but it would be their own fault. It describes who Paul is and how he gets his authority. In this exchange Jesus accused them of "seeking to kill Me" (John 8:40) declaring that these "believers" were of their father the devil (John 8:44). Although Israel heard, they did not exercise saving faith in Christ - making them (and us) all the more responsible. First we’ll look at the verses dealing with unbelief and then we’ll look at those that describe faith in Christ. For example we read in Luke 1:65. Fill me, Radiance Divine, — C. H. Spurgeon, Faith and obedience are bound up in the same bundle. Real faith invariably produces holiness of heart and righteousness of life. (2 Co 5:19b), "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled (katallasso in aorist imperative = Urgent charge! (2) "For" the Power it shows: the dynamite (Gk.) Luke 21:26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Note that hupakouo implies an inward attitude of respect and honor, as well as external acts of obedience. Acts 11:28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. (NIV - IBS), NKJV: But I say, have they not heard? Adam Clarke - There is not a part of the promised land in which these glad tidings have not been preached; and there is scarcely a place in the Roman empire in which the doctrine of Christ crucified has not been heard: if, therefore, the Jews have not believed, the fault is entirely their own; as God has amply furnished them with the means of faith of salvation. By their line is probably meant the measure of their domain which, together with their testimony, has gone out to the utmost end of the habitable earth. Is he teaching salvation by works? “Have you any good news for me today?” would have been a common question. Paul jumps back and forth in these verses between unbelief (10:16), belief (10:17), unbelief (10:18, 19), belief (Ro 10:20), and unbelief (Ro 10:21). As the gospel is preached in the power of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit engenders faith in the gospel message in the hearts of those elected to salvation. (Listen to his gravelly voice on Mp3 - Romans 10:16-21). Note that when you click the preceding links, each link will in turn give you several choices including an Mp3 message and brief transcript notes. But this message is from the Word or command of God. Yes! (1Cor 2:2), Word (4487) (rhema [word study] from verb rheo = to speak - to say, speak or utter definite words) refers to the spoken word, especially a word as uttered by a living voice. Lit., hearing. They have not all obeyed the gospel. how important is the gospel ministry - (although it must be admitted, that all have not obeyed, for this was predicted also by Isaiah, etc. 10:16,18,19), but they substituted human performance for faith, which led to pride, arrogance, and exclusivism (Rom. John Piper Aug 31, 2003 18 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. See the discussion of this important spiritual dynamic - FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT -- RICHLY INDWELT BY THE WORD. In them He has placed a tent for the sun. Faith alone saves but the faith that saves is inextricably linked with obedience. Because he did not come with splendor and pomp, as a temporal prince, he was rejected, and put to death. Euaggelion was commonly used in the Greco-Roman culture as "a technical term for "news of victory." (Phillips: Touchstone). Paul’s letter to the *Romans. ), For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?—that is,"Where shall one find a believer?" I agree with Constable who writes that "The word of Christ could mean the word from Him, namely the message that He has sent us to proclaim (Ro 10:15). Unbelief is obstinate. —Charles Wesley. He must hear the message of God's Word and respond to it in a positive way. The apostle records that when Jesus addressed those Jews "who had believed him" (John 8:31), their subsequent actions demonstrated that their belief was not genuine. Faith and obedience are bound up in the same bundle. Take notes on the tapes as the transcripts are a very abbreviated version of the audio messages. Aug 31, 2003. Psalm 96:13 Before the LORD, for He is coming; For He is coming to judge the earth. Genuine saving faith is the root that necessarily bears the fruit of godliness. Faith rests upon character. They reject God’s offer of peace (Ro 10:15-note). And so a universal proclamation that has gone forth, and if it is observed ("heard"), and if it is noticed and followed, God will give more light. It is an act of the will. For it is one thing to say, "Lord, Lord," and quite another thing to obey the Lord's commandments. The report was Isaiah’s message of the gospel concerning the Messiah. A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to "accept" Christ without forsaking the world. Biblical faith is not synonymous with mental assent or acquiescence which by itself is not genuine (saving) faith. The problem was that they had rejected the message because they loved their own sin. Also see on Acts 5:29. I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. (Romans 10 Commentary), They - Although Paul had earlier stated there was no distinction between Jews and Gentiles (Ro 10:12) in regard to whom righteousness by faith was offered, in the context of this chapter, Paul is referring primarily to Jews, the people of Israel, who heard the good news. True faith commits us to obedience. Greek: alla lego, (1SAAI ) me ouk ekousan? “Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy kingdom!” (Luke 23:42). In Romans 10, Paul is still dealing with the subject that caused him great sorrow and unceasing grief (Ro 9:2), namely, why are most of the Jews rejecting Jesus as their Savior? And the thing heard (the gospel message), comes through the agency of the Word of Christ. In summary, all men, both Gentiles and Jews, are "without excuse," (Ro 1:20-note and Ro 2:1-note) for The Creator provided a clear and complete witness in the creation of His existence and even given Israel the double witness of Creation and His Law. If you reject the news, you have no one to blame but yourself. If you desire Christ for a perpetual guest, give him all the keys of your heart; let not one cabinet be locked up from him; give him the range of every room and the key of every chamber. ‘They,’ i.e., those who did not hearken; the Jews are meant, but not yet directly spoken of. They reject God's righteousness (Ro 10:3-note). The sense is that one understands and responds accordingly. Jesus said, ‘Never mind about Works. Did they not hear? Without it there could be no basis for faith, nothing on which faith could rest. (Romans 10 Expository Notes). Simply to thy cross I cling; 10 But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. Our problem is to get the consent of our world-loving minds to make Jesus Lord in fact as well as in word. Commentary on Romans 16:17-20 (Read Romans 16:17-20) How earnest, how endearing are these exhortations! Their words to the ends of the world - This declaration again emphasizes the universal scope of natural (general) revelation. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?" Then I highly recommend Tony Garland's 12 Hour Course on Romans 9-11 in which he addresses in depth the question of What Will Happen to Israel? So they slammed the door on the best news in the world. He is expounding on what he wrote in Ro 9:30-33, where he explains that the Jews were rejecting Christ because they were pursuing righteousness by works. By extension, it applies also to unbelieving Gentiles, but Paul’s focus here is on the question of why most of the Jews were rejecting Christ. On substantially the same grounds he is even yet rejected by thousands. A believer's faith can never rise higher than his conception of God. The writer of Hebrews alludes to this tragic failure of the Jews to heed the good news "For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. The essence of akoe in this verse then is "the thing heard” and thus “a report”. Saving faith—biblical faith—is on the highest level, for it is the life of trust and obedience that our Lord requires of us.— A W Tozer, The difficulty we modern Christians face is not misunderstanding the Bible, but persuading our untamed hearts to accept its plain instructions. The Greek term here for "word" is rhema, not logos. You’ve just won a fortune!” But he belligerently snarls, “I said, ‘Get off my property now!’” That’s the contrast between Romans 10:15-16. However else we may characterize it, failure to obey is simply lack of faith.— Bible Illustrations, The man that believes will obey; failure to obey is convincing proof that there is not true faith present. In all Christ’s teaching, both on earth and from heaven, it would be difficult to discover any exhortation which he repeated more often, in one form or another, than the one about hearing; better still: listening (Mt. Ro 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. But they have not all obeyed — This seems an objection of the Jews to what St. Paul had said, which he answers in this and the following verse. He begins to introduce this second topic before he has quite done with the first. It realigned all life's actions and brought them into accord with the will of God. Paul’s point is that people can’t believe something that they have never heard (Ro 10:14). The men took their own way because they lacked faith in their commander. By cultivating the knowledge of God we at the same time cultivate our faith…, True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie. That journey is hard and tired, but it is wonderful also, and no one ever regretted the weariness when he came to the end of the road. Because many among them had not believed his report - because they have not trusted in God’s Word through Isaiah and other messengers of the gospel, they are not saved. for Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report; or "our hearing", agreeably to the Hebrew word in Isaiah 53:1, and which designs not the "hearing" with which the apostles heard Christ, though what they heard from him, they made known to men; but the hearing, or the word heard, which others had from them, namely, the report they made in their ministry, of the person and grace of Christ, which was disregarded, when the arm and power of the Lord were not, revealed and exerted: this was the case of the Jews in Isaiah's time, and the same in the times of Christ and his apostles, and is always the case, when divine power does not attend the preaching of the Gospel. The argument does not run quite smoothly. As Ro 10:13 says, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But in verse 16 we read, “However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says [citing Isa. (1Pe 2:7, 8-note), Comment: BKC = To disobey the message (cf. Part 2. It’s staggering! 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. 4. John Piper Jun 1, 2003 69 Shares Sermon. Faith does not rest upon promises. My friend, saving faith makes you obedient to Jesus Christ.— J Vernon McGee, Obedience is the hallmark of faith, and the proof of grace; but Judas and others worked miracles, and were lost.— C. H. Spurgeon, He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. FOR ISAIAH SAYS LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT: Esaias gar legei (3SPAI) kurie, tis episteusen (3SAAI) te akoe hemon: For (gar) introduces an explanation. Both are comprehended in what is called hearing. Revelation 3:10 (note) 'Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell upon the earth. You cannot blame God for not choosing you. Your faith is aroused by the message. 7 The law of the LORD (Name now switches to Yahweh or Jehovah stressing His covenant relationship to Israel. 4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. Romans 10:17 goes back to and connects logically with Romans 10:15, while Romans 10:16 anticipates Romans 10:19; Romans 10:21. It is just the fault of our weak judgment.” He goes on to say that these two truths will be welded into one in eternity, when we see that both flow from God’s throne. God saves us by faith, not by works; but after He has saved us, He wants to talk to us about our works, about our obedience to Him. - John Walvoord, The Jewish People, Jesus Christ and World History - S Lewis Johnson, Romans 9:1-5 Paul's Sorrow Concerning Israel, Dobson, E G, Charles Feinberg, E Hindson, Woodrow Kroll, H L. Wilmington: KJV Bible Commentary: Nelson, The United Bible Societies' New Testament Handbook Series, Walvoord, J. F., Zuck, R. B., et al: The Bible Knowledge Commentary. ', Does your faith work? How much more radiant should we be who are the bearers of the great news of Christ's eternal triumph over sin, Satan, and death! Who has believed our report? ), These things Isaiah said, because he saw His (Jesus') glory (In Isaiah 6:1ff), and he spoke of Him. HOWEVER, THEY DID NOT ALL HEED THE GOOD NEWS (GLAD TIDINGS): All' ou pantes hupekousan (3PAAI) to euaggelio: The KJV Bible Commentary sums up this section noting that…, Paul now comes to the crux of his argument concerning human responsibility and the righteousness of God. No man living beneath the copes of heaven dwells beyond the bounds of the diocese of God's Court preachers; it is easy to escape from the light of ministers, who are as stars in the right hand of the Son of Man; but even then men, with a conscience not yet seared, will find a Nathan to accuse them, a Jonah to warn them, and an Elijah to threaten them in the silent stars of night. But if you do not believe in Christ and reject His gracious offer of salvation, you are completely to blame. Rather, Paul understood and taught the same thing that James taught (James 2:14-26), that genuine faith by its very nature always results in good works. (2Co 5:20), Faith, indeed, comes of hearing. —Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Believing and obeying always run side by side. Victor ), J Vernon McGee quips "While we are amazed at the great number of folk who tell us that they have received Christ because of our ministry, when we look at the total picture, it is a very small minority. Romans 10:16-18 New King James Version (NKJV). God sends messengers with the best news in the world, that God is ready to pardon any sinner who will receive His offer of grace and kindness. —Harry Ironside, In His Word, God tells us again and again that as believing children we are to live by faith and we are to walk by faith. "Simon whose surname is Peter, who shall speak t-o thee words by which thou shalt be saved" (Acts 11:14). —Oswald Chambers, The message of the gospel is to call people to the obedience of faith, which is here used as a synonym for salvation… It is not that faith plus obedience equals salvation but that obedient faith equals salvation. So then faith cometh of hearing, and hearing by the Word of God, Yea, verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Report (189) (akoe from verb akoúo = to hear) is literally the ability to hear and then can refer to the act of hearing (i.e., listening) and finally to what is heard (a report or news as in Jn 12:38 = "who has believed our report" and here in Ro 10:16). "Our report." The year is 1795, and deep in the jungles of Burma hundreds of native tribesmen rush out to a clearing to greet a white-skinned stranger. (NASB: Lockman). 6:12, 16, 17). However it is worth noting that many ancient rabbis did interpret Isaiah 53 as presenting a picture of a suffering Messiah who would bear the sins of His people (see the discourse between Phillip and the Ethiopian eunuch regarding the meaning of Isaiah 53 in Acts 8:26-40). Guzik writes that "Saving faith comes through hearing by the word of God. (Hebrews 4:12,13-note). 3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face, He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Many call Christ, Master and Lord, who are far from serving him. 1985. Wuest: So then, faith is out of the source of that which is heard, and that which is heard [the message] is through the agency of the Word concerning Christ. Romans 10:14-17. The prophet speaks as if next to none would believe: The apostle softens this into "They have not all believed.". Salvation comes when the message of the gospel is preached, believed, and Jesus is confessed as Lord. For believing is not an act of the intellect. By refusing to believe it! (Romans 10 - Bible Commentary). When Paul says that “not all” heeded the good news, he is using understatement to mean, “most” did not obey the gospel. It is the foundation of all true work; even in the lowest sense of the word we might almost say that. 11:15; 13:9, 43; Mk 4:9, 23; Lk 8:8; 14:35; Re 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 13:9). God has good news, and men don't want it! His obedience to the Word was evidence of his faith in the Word. How then … Notice that the results of letting the Word of Christ dwell in us richly parallel the results of being filled with the Spirit in Ephesians 5:18-31. 665-666). Romans 10:18. But, if they, are obedient to it, God is responsible to send someone to speak the gospel to them so that they might be saved. (Romans 10 Commentary), Steven Cole - THOSE WHO BELIEVE HEARD THE GOSPEL AND RESPONDED WITH FAITH BECAUSE GOD GRACIOUSLY OPENED THEIR EARS TO HEAR (Ro 10:17). To those who receive the gospel, it is glad tidings. And later missionaries were astounded at the way in which God had prepared these people for one of the greatest mass conversions in history! Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. For we will all stand before God's judgment seat." Good News (2098) (euaggelion from eú = good + aggéllo = proclaim, tell) means good news, glad tidings, Saxon = gōd-spell = lit. This is a supernatural transaction which saved sinners have the awesome privilege to participate in and cooperate with God's Spirit, by obediently speaking forth the word of truth by which God brings new birth! Faith is a gift of God to a penitent soul and has nothing whatsoever to do with the senses or the data they afford. (SN), 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. All had not yet heard it, and hence could not obey it. This reference is to God's believing, trusting people and to the kind of faith that is saving faith. Comes from hearing - Literally out of a report. But the Gentiles, who had not even been pursuing God, were being saved because they welcomed Christ by faith. In them He has placed a tent for the sun (Psalms 19:4), Spurgeon commenting on Psalm 19:4 writes…. It was brought to the mouths of the Jews and offered to them, but that message was not obeyed. www.easyenglish.bible. etc. The Holy Scriptures will do us good only as we present an open mind to be taught, a tender heart to believe and a surrendered will to obey.— A W Tozer, The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience. — Thomas Fuller, Let the acts of the offspring indicate similarity to the Father. If people are saved, it is because of God’s sovereign grace. While there were people who could read, the ordinary first-century citizen depended rather on being able to hear something. SO FAITH COMES FROM HEARING: ara e pistis ex akoes: So then faith from hearing, but hearing through the word of Christ (Literal), Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. It would be because he was a root out of a dry ground; because he was a man of sorrows. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1939, SN = Spurgeon's notes on each verse of this Psalm, Romans 7-11 Devotionals & Sermon Illustrations, Romans 12-16 Devotionals & Sermon Illustrations, Romans Devotionals & Sermons Illustrations-Our Daily Bread, Romans 1-6 Devotionals & Sermon Illustrations, Ro 3:3; 11:17; John 10:26; Acts 28:24; Hebrews 4:2; 1Peter 2:8) (Ro 1:5; 2:8; 6:17; 16:26; Isaiah 50:10; Galatians 3:1; 5:7; 2Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 5:9; 11:8; 1Peter 1:22; 3:1, Ro 10:14; 1:16; Luke 16:29, 30, 31; 1Corinthians 1:18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; Colossians 1:4, 5, 6; 1Thessalonians 2:13; 2Thessalonians 2:13,14; Jas 1:18, 19, 20, 21; 1Peter 1:23, 24, 25; 2:1,2, Acts 2:5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; 26:20; 28:23. ", Acts 19:27 "And not only is there danger that this trade of ours fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be regarded as worthless and that she whom all of Asia and the world worship should even be dethroned from her magnificence.". Henry Drummond has an interesting quote writing that…. But, if Paul is using Psalm 19 as an analogy, to say that just as the creation universally proclaims God’s glory, so the gospel has now been universally proclaimed, then there is a second problem: How does this text establish that all the Jews have heard the gospel? So faith is the basis of everything; the first shoot from which all the others ascend… Faith works. You've probably heard the argument "what about all those who have have never heard." They give forth no literal words, but yet their instruction is clear enough to be so described. Presence of the Holy Scriptures ( Luke 23:42 ), to inspire faith and obedience to the.! 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