St. Paul quotes Joel that all who call upon the Lord will be saved. Did the Old Testament prophet Joel mean everyone or just the Jews? Building upon other Old Testament prophesies, St. Paul emphasizes that for a person to call upon the Lord, that person must first believe the gospel, and for them to believe they must hear, and for them to hear someone must preach. But can just anyone decide that they are called to preach? And how can one know whether what one is preaching or hearing is true? This all has to do with being sent.
EMAIL: Dear Marcus, I heard you speak this weekend on Christ’s statement, “Unless you eat my body and drink my blood, you have no life in you: Symbolic or literal?” Can you and Dr. Howell discus this in relation to the passage you will be discussing this week from Romans? In other words, what is they have not heard or understood?
Scripture verses: Romans 10:13-21