God is faithful! His word has not failed!
These are the foundation laying, faith building, and heart warming words that the Apostle Paul gave to us in Romans 9. Poetically penned, symmetrically styled, structurally solid, and passionately proclaimed, Romans 9 presents Paul’s masterful answer to his opponents who cried—how can you say that Jesus is Israel’s Messiah when so many of our people do not believe? He answered, God is faithful. His word has not failed. Let me show you how. But the beauty of Romans 9 has been lost. It has been lost in a centuries-long debate, and many have used it as an arsenal for theological weapons for the battle. Is it possible to hear freshly the story that Paul was telling? Is it possible to relearn what Paul was teaching?
This is hands down the most holistic exegetical presentation of Romans 9 that I have ever read. Dr. Williams interprets Romans 9 in its first-century context and then dismantles every faulty presumption Calvinists read into this controversial passage with precision and professionalism. All Christians struggling to understand Romans 9 should get this exhaustive work and then share it with others.
—Dr. Leighton Flowers, Director of Evangelism and
Apologetics for Texas Baptists and Adjunct Professor of Theology, Trinity Seminary, Newburgh, IN.
Romans 9 and the Story Paul was Telling
This is a book that is crucial for us to spread far and wide. For someone who has been able to see Romans 9 only through a Calvinist lens, this book will be eye-opening. It is a great way for you to see what Paul was telling and how it fits so well with the rest of Scripture. I give a very strong recommendation. It is a story you are going to want to read.
—Shawn Willson, Senior Pastor
Grace Community Bible Church
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