Chapter # 9 Paragraph # 1 Study # 3
October 22, 2017
Humble, Texas
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<005> Thesis:   Paul's actual emotional condition rules out "antagonism" as a fundamental root for the major shifts in God's dealings with Israel in respect to the Gospel. Introduction:   We saw in our previous study that Paul knew four things: he knew his antagonists were accusing him of a form of "theological hatred against Israel" as evidenced by both his message and his audience; he knew that their charge was totally false; he knew that what he was about to claim was not going to be easily believed; and he knew that they could not legitimately contradict him because his claim was irrefutable without omniscience. We also briefly mentioned that God's shift of focus both in His message and His audience was at the very root of an entirely new way of dealing with the world of humanity that would leave the past with its focus upon a single nation behind, at least for a time, and that this was a totally unexpected development kept secret from the prophets of Israel throughout their time of ministry to the nation. This evening we are going to delve a bit deeper into the actual content of his claim so that we may put the charges of heresy and deceit behind us.