Word in Perspective:

Unit 43: The Book of Romans

Lesson 7: “Paul’s remorse for the Jewish People”

The spiritual leadership of Israel had become corrupt and focused so intensely upon keeping the law that the emphasis of working your way into heaven had engrossed their thoughts to the point they had exchanged the mercy of God to a personal task of self-justification by works, which caused them to be blinded to the truth in scriptures of the forth coming Messiah.

They were drawn away to the ability of their own understanding, which drew them farther and farther away from the God’s divine plan and literally defied God’s spokesmen to their death, and bringing them to the point of complete rejection, divorcement by God.

Jesus expresses His sorrow towards the nation of His kinsmen:

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which

are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen

gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 

Paul, after expounding the doctrines of justification, sanctification, and glorification through the

death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, now faces the same attitude of many of his

kinsmen, as did his predecessors; for many believed the gospel he taught of faith righteousness

in place of law righteousness was an untrue and a complete heresy; although Paul was sent

to preach to the Gentiles, he experienced the decline in the number of believing Jews.

We experience much today, as we press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God

in Jesus Christ, being rejected and labeled as spiritual fanatics, although we know it is not us,

but Jesus Christ who is really being rejected.

As our Savior is rejected in truth of His word and accepted through false teachers of many man

made religions, we grieve for their souls to come to truth, but we must continue to sow the seed,

the word of God, in truth, that as many souls as the Lord God shall call may be harvested.

We must not become weary in well doing; for it is unto God whom we will give account for the

talent which we were given. 

Thought of the day: Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many called, 

                                                           but few be chosen.

Written by: Elder Thomas Green

                  Christ Apostolic Church           



    Eld Tom Green 
    Asst Pastor
    Christ Apostolic Church


    April 2013