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Rom 11:22-24 God, Kind and Stern

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by bcbsr, Nov 27, 2020.

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    God, Kind and Stern

    Rom 11:22-24 Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off. And if they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. After all, if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature, and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more readily will these, the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree!

    Elsewhere Paul writes, "Now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel." Col 1:22-23a For "anyone who does not listen to Christ will be completely cut off from among his people." Acts 3:23

    And likewise though one hears and disbelieves the gospel, they may yet be saved if they don't persist in their unbelief, Paul himself being the chief example of such. So "watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers." 1Tim 4:16

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