Scholar in Residence at Bethlehem College & Seminary
Mike Rusten grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. God drew him to himself at a Billy Graham crusade when Mike was a junior high boy, and life was never to be the same. He graduated from Princeton University where he was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.
Mike and his wife Sharon have two children. Their daughter Marta MacDougall is a clinical psychologist at the V.A. Hospital in Philadelphia. Their son Mark is an ear, nose, and throat physician in Paducah, Kentucky. Marta, Mark, and their spouses have presented Mike and Sharon with four delightful grandchildren.
Romans 11:31-32 is a chiasm where vocabulary in the first section is used in reverse order in the second. The center, which is being emphasized, is that because of the mercy show to Gentiles, the
A who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, (1:10a)B He on whom we have set our hope. (1:10b)A1 And He will yet deliver us, (1:10c) https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/2-Cor-1.10a-Chiasm.pdf
Romans 11:30 is written as a chiasm where the Greek verb and noun for disobedience are found in the first and last phrase. The center, which is being emphasized, is that the Gentiles have now