by Harley Howard

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The Epistle To The Romans Chapter 10 (15 of 25)
Harley Howard

Salvation is in Christ Jesus Our Lord - Romans 10:1-11

In the 9th chapter or this book, we saw Paul's heart
towards the lost condition of his own people, the
Jews. He described his heart condition as: great
grief, unceasing sorrow, and mental and physical
anguish. This inward pain was intensified over the
fact that the Jews were a privileged people, a nation
that was given the oracles of God, the word of God.

1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for
Israel is, that they might be saved.

Paul's desire was tremendous, he said, with all of my
heart and my constant prayer to God for the nation of
Israel is that they might be saved. The desire of
Paul's heart and his constant supplication was for the
salvation of the Jews. A person is not a Christian,
nor is saved from God's wrath, because he is a Jew.
The Jews were lost without Jesus. Jews ARE lost today
without Jesus. Because a person is a Jew does not
mean that they have a relationship with God. Because
a person is a Jew does not mean that they do not need
salvation. THEY DO! There are many people, even so-
called evangelicals, who somehow are misguided about
this fact and in turn, mislead multitudes about the
truth. This issue of Israel's spiritually lost
condition was, and is, so simple to see, that it
defies belief that anyone would even question it!

If they didn't need salvation, then why in the world
would Paul say that they were lost then? The Jews
were not lost, then why in the world would the early
church leaders risk their lives to proclaim the
salvation message if the Jews did not need to be saved
or if they were already saved? Jews are going to be
punished with the SAME everlasting fire along with the
unbelieving Gentile UNLESS THEY REPENT. Remember what
we have already seen in the third chapter of this
book: "For there is no difference betwee ...

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