Saturday, August 26, 2006

I'm Still Here - Quote of the Day

Well, it's been quite the hectic week, including several computer crashes (playing with things I shouldn't be, as usual), and two trips to the hospital (my wife assures me she knows the difference between Braxton-Hicks and labour now. I remain a skeptic. But better to err on the side of caution and all that).

So, in a token display of my-blog's-not-dead, here's a quote of the day to tide you over until next time (which should be less of a wait than this has been):

Paul is a Jewish Christian concerned to see God’s promises to Israel brought to complete fulfillment. Christianity is the fulfillment of Judaism, not the annulment of it. The fulfillment of Judaism means the incorporation of Gentiles into the people of God. Paul’s argument in Romans is corporate. He is redefining the people of God to embrace Gentiles, as well as Jews. It is about God as the God of Jews as well as Gentiles; it is about the seed of Abraham; it is about incorporation into the new humanity of Christ over against the old humanity of Adam. Paul is redrawing the boundaries that mark out the covenant people of God.



Toews, John E.: Romans. Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, 2004 (Believers Church Bible Commentary), S. 31

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