Romans 9 Exegesis by Dr. James White
Recently, Reformed Baptist apologist Dr. James White has offered a helpful exegetical consideration of Romans chapter 9 on his webcast, The Dividing Line. Beginning with the last section of Romans 8 and working his way through all of Romans 9, Dr. White demonstrates how the subject of God’s electing love in this passage must refer to individuals, rather than nations. (Hear the exegesis HERE.)
To prompt discussion at this blog, I would like to to pose SBF readers with the following question- one that is alluded to, but not directly discussed by Dr. White. The question is this: In the verses known as the “Golden Chain of Redemption” (Romans 8:29-30), why is the word “sanctified” left out, when we may expect to find it between “justified” and “glorified”?
I know that it is often unwise to ask why God did not choose to place certain things in Scripture, but I believe that there is a discernable reason why “sanctified” would have been out of place in this passage.Exegetical Issues