Texts: Malachi 1:1-3; Romans 9:10-13
I'll conclude the introduction of this
controversial topic in this section. Part
III focuses on the objectives and the summary of each major topic.
objectives of this study are to
- understand and believe the true meaning
of “hate” used against Esau;
- prove the geographical locations of the
descendants of Jacob and Esau today;
- understand the continual rivalry
between the descendants of Esau and
Jacob to this
Texts Malachi 1:
1-3; Romans 9: 13
In Part I of the
introduction, I began with the introduction of Malachi 1: 1-3, Romans 9: 13,
two among the many difficult texts in the Bible. These texts raise a question
about God’s partiality. Part II is the continuation
of the introduction.
Malachi 1: 1-3 and Romans 9: 13 give birth to the ongoing debate within Protestantism regarding
salvation among Calvinism, Lutherianism, and Armenianism. It is not my intention to
address all the theological positions regarding salvation of these
Texts: Mal 1:1-3; Rom 9: 10-13
Researching and praying to understand difficult texts in the Bible has
helped to increase my faith and walk with God. I got saved in 1962, and I
began to read through the Bible yearly from 1980. There were many
texts I could not understand. Following are just a few:
- Where did Cain get his wife?
- What was the mark God placed on Cain for his safety?
- Why must the God of love order the massacring of certain people along with innocent children?
- Why must God allow the Israelites into slavery for 400-plus years into Egypt, and in exile, several times?