1. The Elect

In Romans 9:6-13 Paul makes that argument to those who believe that God’s promises to Christians might fail just as the seemed to fail with Israel that it is only the elect that are “children of promise.” Not all of Israel is true Israel.

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2. The intermediate state compared to the resurrected state.

2 Cor. 5:4 “For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.

The idea here is that our primary hope is in the resurrection. Only at that time will be be complete, the way God created us to be.

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C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    2 replies to "Two New Charts"

    • Paige-Patric Samuels

      Not all Israel is Israel poses an exegetical problem, as Progressive Covenant theology do not see this as being the case.
      However when considering the the fact of replacement theology, their are problems.
      I infer that with the danger of replacement theology, it would infer that the National of Israel in the flesh is not true Israel but spiritual Israel, (Unscriptural phrase) is the seed of promise. that is the Believers .
      Again the context of Romans 9 is speaking of God’s Sovereignty and His dealing with the descendant of Isaac, later to become Israel.

      verse 11 For though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that god’s purpose according to His choice would stand not because of works but because of Him who calls,…NASB.
      Our Prior expectations is that as we undergo process sanctification by being conformed to the image of the son of God. this is Salvation of saved completed, being saved on going process and shall be saved when our deliver and rescuer Christ Jesus Comes. Credo et intelligum PS

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