9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; 10 as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.” (Rom 3:9-12 NASB)
5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Gen 6:5 NASB)
1 I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be!… 29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Rom 11:1, 29 NASB)
Now then, with a more sober view of the argument that Paul is addressing, how then do we interpret current events in the Middle East? What else does the Bible tell us about what will happen with Israel? Has the original message of the prophets to Israel changed? The Mystery of Israel Pt. 4 will address these questions and hopefully a few more challenging ones as well.