Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they
might be saved.
For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to
establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the
righteousness of God.
For Christ is the end
of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man
which doeth those things shall live by them.
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in
thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down
Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again
from the dead.)
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy
heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Christ is the end of the law. 
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same
Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
If you confess Jesus with your mouth,
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you'll be saved. 
For whosoever shall
call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they
hear without a preacher?
Whoever calls on Jesus's name will be saved. 
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How
beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring
glad tidings of good things!
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath
believed our report?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Preachers have beautiful feet.
But I say, Have they
not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words
unto the ends of the world.
But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to
jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger
But Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me
not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto
a disobedient and gainsaying people.
The gospel has been preached everywhere on earth. 
- Christ is the end of the law. (v.4)
Must Christians obey Old Testament laws?
- If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (v.9)
Is Salvation by faith alone?
- Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (v.13)
Will those who call on the Lord be delivered?
- Their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. (v.18)
Paul says that everyone, even in his day,
had the gospel preached to them. Even the Native Americans, Asians, Pacific
Islanders? In any case, if Paul is right about that, then Jesus is a false prophet, since he said he
would return before the gospel was preached to everyone. (Mt.10:23)
Augustine reasoned from this verse that there could be no antipodes
(humans that lived in the southern hemisphere) since they could not have had the gospel preached to them.
(Andrew Dickson White, History of the Warfare of Science with Theology,
Chapter 2: Geography
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