Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Romans Chapter 10
Metaphysically Interpreting Romans 10:1-4
10:1Brethren, my heart's desire and my supplication to God is for them, that they may be saved. 10:2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 10:3For being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. 10:4For Christ is the end of the law unto righteousness to every one that believeth.
Metaphysically Interpreting Romans 10:5-21
10:5For Moses writeth that the man that doeth the righteousness which is of the law shall live thereby. 10:6But the righteousness which is of faith saith thus, Say not in thy heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down:) 10:7or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead.)10:8But what saith it?
that is, the word of faith, which we preach: 10:9because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved: 10:10for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 10:11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be put to shame. 10:12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him: 10:13for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
10:14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 10:15and how shall they preach, except they be sent? even as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things! 10:16But they did not all hearken to the glad tidings. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 10:17So belief cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
10:18But I say, Did they not hear? Yea, verily,
10:20And Isaiah is very bold, and saith,
I was found of them that sought me not;
I became manifest unto them that asked not of me.
Sunday, September 6, 1936: Romans 10:8-13
“With the heart man beileveth unto righteousness.” Explain this statement. Through faith in the I AM, man puts his emotions in order. This done, he sees reason as a surer guide for action than feeling. Faith in the ideals of right, love, and Truth enables him to transform his heart, the symbolic seat of emotion, into a center of right thinking.
December 19, 1943: Romans 10:4-10
What is the effect or end of the law unto righteousness? The law unto righteousness, or law of right thinking, right speaking, and right acting, is wholly fulfilled in the Christ consciousness. As we believe in the power of true thought and persist in putting our faith into practice, we realize that “with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Sunday, February 29, 1948: Romans 10:8-15
Why did Jesus say to his disciples, “I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you”? His intention was to have them realize the Christ within themselves and through it to do the same kind of works that He did. The Christ ideal can be realized by every man and woman.
How is the indwelling God described in the text of this lesson? As the Word. “The word is nigh thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.” The function of words is to express thought, and the word of faith expresses our thought of God and our belief in Him. John says, 'The Word was God.” God dwells in us as thought.
Why are the feet of the messenger of glad tidings called beautiful? Because they represent the accomplishing of needed service. Words unaccompanied by appropriate action lack the faith that moves mountains of doubt and difficulty.
"Whosoever believeth on him shall not be put to shame?" Why is this assurance given? Because whoever really believes in God and Jesus Christ is as good as his professed word. Faithful thinking and speaking of Truth lead to faithful living in harmony with thought and word, for real faith is practical and can be applied to everyday living.
Why do we see beauty everywhere? It has been said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”; that is, that we see beauty when we are in harmony with our environment in the outer world. But beauty is of the inner world also, and we see it there with the eye of the mind or the understanding. Inner beauty belongs to the realm of the Absolute, and our response to it is in accordance with the degree of our present understanding.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 10-29-2013