Chapter # 8 Paragraph # 3 Study # 4
April 23, 2017
Humble, Texas
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<085> Thesis:   The time of the subjection to the bondage of corruption is to be lived in hope. Introduction:   In our last study we saw that God deliberately and sovereignly placed the entire creation under the bondage to corruption. This bondage was called The Vanity because, no matter what happens in the short term by reason of the powers of corruption, the extended outcome will be the opposite of the intentions of the master of The Vanity. Paul ended that particular part of his teaching by saying that the future holds forth the promise and hope of the freedom of the children of The God. This "freedom" is the deliverance from the bondage to corruption and will be accomplished by God as He shares His "glory" with children. This evening we are going to look into Paul's contrasting reasoning. It seems to be his intention to attempt to overthrow the mindset of human beings who tend to be very fixated upon the present and the problems. He wishes his readers to embrace "Hope".