I really enjoyed your post. I made a few revisions. Do you agree?
Here's a short explanation of how I read verses 4 through 11. 1) These words won't go to the gentiles until after the gentiles collectively repent. 2a) Any individual who rejects these words will be accursed (verse 8). Judging correctly is each person's responsibility (and one day we will all know that they are true--verse 10). 2b) Any individual who exercises faith and accepts these words will have the truth of the things manifest unto them (verses 7 & 11). Do you think that is right?
Feel free to re-edit.
--Matthew Faulconer 08:30, 16 Jul 2005 (CEST)
Matt, No problem with your edits. In fact, thanks for taking the time to read through and help polish. I think we read this chapter the same way.