How does 9-11 (a battleground passage for eschatology and soteriology) fit with Paul's argument from 1-8? Notice, Paul assumes it does flow. He gives no discourse marker that he is diving into a different topic with no relationship to the previous context. So what is the overall theme of 1-8? What is the theme of 9-11? And how does it related to 9-11? Is there coherence between your assertions? PS-many scholars now are seeing 9-11 not only related smoothly w/ 1-8, but they are even moving toward the view that 9-11 is the climax of the book!!!