A Kingdom Commentary on Romans

by Dr. Everett Ramsey

ROMANS 10:5-8


Paul is directly dealing with the problem of the Jew... .only a remnant within the Judahites (house of Judah) were elected and responded to the gospel. Others within the house of Judah and the non-Israelite proselytes they were among simply did not have the faith to believe in Christ, because the Holy Spirit had not planted that faith in their hearts...

The faith is referred to as the law of God written on the heart:…

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord: I will put my law into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them, And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.” Hebrews 10:16-17 — KJV.

When was this law of faith to be written in the heart of the elect?

“And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament [covenant], that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgression [of Israel] that were under the first testament [covenant], they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament [covenant] is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament [covenant] is of force after men are dead; otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.” Hebrews 9:15-17 — KJV.

The moment Christ died, the new covenant or the New Testament became effective. Every elected individual became regenerated and responded to the gospel when they heart it. Unfortunately, the...Jews were not among that elect.

Why were the...Jews left out? Only God will ever answer this question for sure, but there are tidbits of information that give us a clue.

First, many of those individuals called Jews in Jesus’ days were Edomites and not part of the elect. Those who followed Jesus, the apostles, and disciples were primarily Galileans made up of the true house of Judah, the elect.

However, most of the leadership within the ranks of the Pharisees and the Sadducees were Herodians. They were appointed by Herod to their office after he killed every rightful descendant to office of Judah, Levi, and David he could find. The people were descendants of Esau and his Canaanite wives. The Amalekites were also of Esau’s seed line. They were one of the clans of Eliphaz in Edom, Eliphaz being the son of Esau through Adah, his Hittite wife. Timna was Eliphaz’s Canaanite concubine and she bore Amalek.

There developed a special enmity between Israel and the Amalekites beginning when the Amalekites mercilessly attacked Israel when they came out of Egypt, and this continued throughout Old Testament history … .

In the 6th century A.D. a large number of Edomites traveled northward and migrated to southern Russia, north of the Caspian Sea into the area known today as Kazarastan and intermarried with the Turks-Mongoloid people of the land. (The Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 4 (1905), p. 3)

Tubal is a region west of Kazaria and Meshech is the area north and west of Tubal and now the land where Moscow is located ….

The Canaanites were the descendants of Canaan, who was the son of Ham,... (See Kingdom Doctrinal Encyclopedia on CAIN) [who was cursed forever after his father (Ham) slept with his father’s (Noah’s) wife and later on he (Canaan) married into the line of Cain —ed.].

Jesus certainly had a hatred for them and identified their seed line when he said to them, “Ye are of your father, the Devil.” John 8:44 — KJV.

Jesus knew that Judas was of the same source when He stated, “I have chosen twelve and one of you is a devil.” John 6:70 — KJV.

Jesus also taught in parables in part:

“Because it is given unto you [the elect of the house of Judah and Israel] to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them [Edomite/Pharisee/Jews] it is not given.” Matthew 13:11 — KJV.

“Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:...lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.” Mark 4:11-12 — KJV.

John the Baptist recognized them for who they were and said:

“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Matthew 3:7 — KJV.

While we cannot emphatically prove the “Why”, we can prove that Jesus Christ, and thus God, did not choose the Edomite Jews and He did not want them to be saved.

All evidence would point to the fact that they were part of that serpent seed line from the garden that would always be at enmity with the seed line of God through Adam and Eve.

Paul’s conclusion is that faith and repentance are in the heart, planted of God. The Edomite Jews did not have it.