REFORMATION RUMBLINGS Rom. 2:28-29 reads, “For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit [of the new covenant], not by the letter” [of the old covenant].
BUFF SCOTT, JR.
God’s True Israel Today
If we are in Christ, we are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise. These heirs, you and me, are the Israel of God—that is, the real Israel
, not old Israel. Quite interesting it is that all believers today are spiritual Jews, thus new or true Israel.
You and I are not outward or physical Jews. We are Jews inwardly
because we have been born anew in Christ. And if Jews inwardly, we are God’s true Israel.
To phrase it another way, we are the true
Israel, not Israel after the flesh, but the Israel of the promise and of God.
On Galatians 6:16, Adam Clarke, noted Greek and Hebrew scholar, almost 200 years ago, explained, “ ‘The Israel of God’ – The true Christians, called here ‘the Israel of God,’ to distinguish them from Israel according to the flesh.”
—Clarke, Vol. 6, page 417.
When we consider all of this biblical information, we are, or should be, convinced that the only true
Israel God has in the grace era today is the community or one body of believers. National Israel
in the Middle East is just that, National
rather than Divine—a matter I have affirmed for decades, and still affirm.