A Concise Exegesis of Romans 9
Romans chapter 9 is one of the biggest "proof texts" Calvinists use to bolster the idea that God has chosen to regenerate some while leaving others dead in their trespasses and sins. I have never interpreted Romans 9 in such a manner. I do, however, see how Calvinists view Romans 9 in such a way, but in doing so one must take this chapter completely out of context and disregard the entire history of the Jews and the actual context of the Old Testament scripures from which the apostle Paul quotes!
Thanks to one of the members of SEA for linking to this article on Romans 9 written by Christopher Skinner. I have not read all of Christopher Skinner's website so I cannot say that I agree with everything he has written, but I think he has done an excellent job of capturing the true essence of what Paul was trying to convey in this brief essay on Romans 9.
If you do not believe this is a proper interpretation of Romans 9, then please explain where and why you disagree.