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What Is the “Root” in Romans 11:17?

March 31, 2024 Speaker: Eric Douma Series: Hermeneutics

Scripture: Romans 11:17

In this message we focus on interpreting the olive tree metaphor Paul uses in Romans 11 regarding the relationship between Israel and the Gentile nations.

We show in this message that the “root” of the olive tree must refer to the promises given to the patriarchs and therefore serves as the grounding of God’s promises.

We show that since this is the case, there must be a future for national Israel since Paul argues, “if the root is holy, then so are the branches” (Rom. 11:16).

Come and hear for yourself why you can be certain that God will one day restore the kingdom to Israel.