"Richard Bell examines the impact of Paul's life changing experience before Damascus on his theological understanding of Israel. The book considers the development of Paul's view concerning the election and salvation of Israel, paying special attention to 1 Thessalonians, Galatians and Romans. The author examines Paul's critique of Israel's religion in the light of traditional protestant approaches and the 'new perspective'. The work concludes by considering some contemporary issues relating to Israel in the light of Paul's theology."--BOOK JACKET.
In the first of a three-volume work, Daniel Patte presents three very different critical exegeses of Romans 1, arguing that all are equally legitimate and hermeneutically plausible. By expanding upon and respecting the exegeses of many erudite scholars of the last two centuries, Patte concludes that three families of vastly different critical interpretations are fully justified: traditional philological and epistolary studies; rhetorical and sociocultural studies; and figurative studies of the “coherence” of Paul's teaching. Arising from a long-standing interdisciplinary investigation of many receptions of Romans in light of recent diversification of exegetical methodologies, Patte concludes that the interpretation of a scriptural text necessarily involves making a choice among equally legitimate and plausible alternatives; and second, that this choice is always contextual and ethical. When these points are denied (by failing to respect the interpretations of others and absolutizing one's interpretation), instead of being a scriptural blessing, Romans becomes a deadly weapon against others – heretics, Jews (Shoah), and many others. The result is a threefold commentary of Romans 1 that is unique in its scope and thorough-going exegesis.
If you don't have joy, you won't have the strength to overcome. This book will help you better understand how even in the midst of crisis and chaos, God wants to use joy as a weapon to tear down the attacks of the enemy and give you the spiritual bandwidth to overcome. Joy in the War is a unique book about finding joy in the midst of devastating events, including those happening in America and around the world. The Lord desires that His children know He is a covenant God. When we choose to align with His purposes, even the conflict and warfare surrounding us cannot stop His joy from manifesting and releasing a strength and purpose that empowers us to triumph. We can learn not to fear war or impending doom as we realize that overcoming joy can be our portion even in times of hardship. These lessons from Daniel and Amber Pierce--part of the legacy family of Chuck Pierce--have been walked out over the past decade as they have lived in the Land of Israel: a place where war is a constant threat and lessons for America and the church can be gleaned.
Don't Miss the Call is an inspirational story to all who will open their hearts to new beginnings. Don't Miss the Call title came to Elizabeth while in a dream an angel visited her and told her to not "miss the call." After seeking the Lord about what this meant, she came to realize that God didn't want her to miss her call in this life and she doesn't want you to either. Elizabeth gives personal stories of the trauma she went through during her childhood and early adult years. This is truly a remarkable testimony of God's redemptive power! Don't Miss the Call was birthed from a passion inside Elizabeth to let others know they have been created for a purpose! You have been born for a special unique purpose and destiny, and God the creator of the universe has breathed his life-giving anointing on your life. What will you do? Have you discovered your purpose in this life? What are you passionate about? What gets you excited when you start dreaming about your life? Don't Miss the Call is for those who have experienced trauma in their life, you, too, can live a beautiful, purpose-filled life. Let God be Lord over your life and watch him work all things out for your good. No matter what you've experienced in life, give that to God and let him use you for his glory. Whatever the devil meant for your harm, God can turn that around and use it for your testimony just like he did for Elizabeth. Let this book inspire you to seek an intimate relationship with God the Father so you too can fulfill your purpose!
Just Hold On is a heart-felt progression of one young womans journey through life to find peace amidst a storm of emotions after losing her mother to breast cancer. This book will highlight the biblical truths and spiritual awareness that helped prepare and transform her thinking to accept the great things of God into her life again. The cords of death that entangled her can now be unraveled and used to pull you out of your death and into a life more abundant! There is always a purpose for our pain, but its the pursuit of the Father that gets us to that awareness.
Many struggle to live a victorious life as a result of their ignorance of the potency, which the Spoken Word carries. Challenges are made to be faced, but it is only revelation and incessant confession of God’s Word that is capable of making any man triumphant. The Spoken Word is 365 days devotional, exploring all areas of life, and revealing the power of God to heal, transform, enrich and bless. This devotional is released by God in this season to satisfy the hunger of men, heal the broken hearted, liberate the captives, and empower the weak. Who would ever believe that the wisest man – Solomon, was born out of the erroneous affair of David and Bathsheba? In this case, the author recounts, “From the shells of total shame, and from the marrows of the utmost disgrace, God can still birth fame” When you think all is over, and when you have given up to an ill fate; God will start something fabulously new in your life.
When Moses stood on Mount Pisgah, he looked over the Promised Land, a destiny that he would never reach because of his disobedience. Author Abayomi Akinyemi uses Moses’ path to Pisgah as a metaphor to describe the tactics Satan uses to deceive, distract, weaken, and tempt people away from God’s will for their lives. The path to Pisgah represents a place of destroyed destiny, unrealized dreams, passionate pleas, failure at the edge of breakthrough, loss of the fruit of your labor, and substitution or replacement. Author Akinyemi describes how you can avoid these pitfalls to live a fulfilled life, increase your effectiveness in ministry, experience a heightened awareness of Satan’s schemes and knowledge of how to overcome them, and enjoy an unhindered relationship with God. Special prayers at the end of each chapter help guide readers into achieving freedom from past and potential mistakes. This book is an eye-opener that reveals how Satan seeks to cut short and destroy the destiny of every believer. Author Information Abayomi “Yomi” Akinyemi is a willing vessel in God's hands and a testimony to what God can do with an ordinary person. An evangelist by calling and a teacher of the Word, Yomi has served in various church ministries, including that of prayer and deliverance. Yomi is the founder of Kingdom for the Forceful Ministries. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and was pursuing a masters degree in business administration at the university of Nevada, Reno, prior to accepting God’s call to go to Bible college. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Ashland University. He is married to Toyin, and they are blessed with three children. They currently reside in Columbus, Ohio.
Disinheriting the Jews is a scholarly work of great interest and significance for both Christians and Jews. Jeffery Siker shows how strongly the figure of Abraham has shaped our religious identities. He also uses the portrayals of Abraham by early Christians as a new means of understanding the dynamics involved in the church's separation and estrangement from Judaism. Siker argues that the separation was precipitated by historical contingencies more so than by Christian identity, and in so doing suggests self-corrections that could mend the rift between Christianity and Judaism.
Over fifty years ago, Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate 4 drew from Romans 11 to challenge the way Paul’s voice has been used to negatively discuss Jews and Judaism. The church called for Catholics to conceptualize Jews as “brothers” in “an everlasting covenant,” and many other Christian organizations have expressed similar sentiments in the years since. Nevertheless, the portrayal of Jews as “branches broken off,” “hardened,” “without faith,” “disobedient,” and “enemies of God” whom Christians have “replaced” as “true Israel,” are among the many ways that readers encounter Paul’s views of Jews and Judaism in today’s translations and interpretations of this chapter, and throughout the letter as well. In the chapters in this volume, Nanos shows why these translations and interpretive decisions, among others, do not likely represent what Paul wrote or meant. Each essay offers challenges to the received view of Paul from the research hypothesis that Paul and the Christ-followers to whom he wrote were still practicing Judaism (a Jewish way of life) within subgroups of the Jewish synagogue communities of Rome, and that they understood Paul to observe Torah and promote Judaism for their communities.
Many Bible interpreters assume a biblical text has only one right meaning and that it can be found if the reader uses the right methods. Charles Cosgrove, on the other hand, recognizes that language often admits multiple meanings and that scholars must deal with several sensible readings. As an example, Elusive Israel examines the identity of Israel in Romans 11, arguing for three equally plausible interpretations.
B. J. Oropeza offers the most thorough examination in recent times on the subject of apostasy in the New Testament. The study examines each book of the New Testament with a fourfold approach that identifies the emerging Christian community in danger, the nature of apostasy that threatens the congregations, and the consequences of defection. Oropeza then compares the various perspectives of the communities in Christ in order to determine the ways in which they perceived apostasy and whether defectors could be restored. In this second volume of a three-volume set titled Apostasy in the New Testament Communities, Oropeza focuses on the Christ communities of the undisputed and disputed Pauline Letters.