The Structural Framework Of Letter

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When observing the structural framework of Letter to Romans, chapters nine through eleven are a distinctive unit because of the central focus on God’s inclusion of salvation for all. Awkward sentence structure. Prior to chapters nine through eleven, Paul verbally confronts individually within his religious heritage for justifying their faith through their works to God’s promise rather by grace through faith. Chapters (7-8) explore the importance of tying the law with the gospel in order to live a righteous yet difficult life. Within these chapters, Paul continually berates the Jews for their rejection of Christ and for their faith justified by good works. However, Paul shifts his focus from the jews to the gentiles regarding their…show more content…
I think that this could be correct, I would add a sentence or two explaining why. This scriptural passage is connected to preceding sections by using a transitional phrase “ So that you” (v.25). This corresponds to the transitional phrase of the preceding section on the salvation of the gentiles, “So I ask,” (thesis points to previou section) Awkward sentence construction (v.11) One could interpret this use of transitional phrases as a series of points stemming from the main argument that Israel is still God’s elect and will attain salvation through the Gentiles according to God’s plan. Within this text, an important conceptual link is this emphasis on “all of Israel”. The Elijah narrative in the beginning of chapter 11, portrays God granting mercy on the people of Israel even though they have persecuted his prophets and desecrated the altars of God’s temple. However, those who are shown mercy are those 7,000 people who have not worshipped Baal. Paul expands upon this by stating that “ So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.” (v.5) The remanent pertains to the Jewish Christians of Paul’s time. However, two sections later, Paul makes an argument that all of Israel, even those who have disobeyed God, will attain salvation and mercy. The NRSV presents two textual problems for this scriptural passage. In verse 28, the word God was not originally in the sentence, therefore the line is
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