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God’s True Israel Today
« on: Thu Jun 02, 2022 - 22:39:50 »
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BUFF SCOTT, JR.
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God’s True Israel Today

    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].

     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.
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« Reply #1 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 04:09:01 »
Amen~+1

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Re: God’s True Israel Today
« Reply #2 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 08:16:01 »
Romans 9-11 are a good read on this topic and don't agree with Buff's take.

Gentiles are a wild olive shoot, grafted in.  There is still a remnant of Israel, so be careful with the "true Israel" stuff.

Concerning Israel:
Romans 11:28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable

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« Reply #3 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 09:46:30 »
Romans 9-11 are a good read on this topic and don't agree with Buff's take.

Gentiles are a wild olive shoot, grafted in.  There is still a remnant of Israel, so be careful with the "true Israel" stuff.

Concerning Israel:
Romans 11:28 As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, 29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable
I'll let Buff go first, and then I will.

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Re: God’s True Israel Today
« Reply #4 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 10:02:47 »
You can both go.  It won't stop God's Word from saying what it says.  Grafted in, not the whole thang. 

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Re: God’s True Israel Today
« Reply #5 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 13:50:28 »
Texas Ranger:

    On Romans 11:5, when Paul spoke of a remnant “at this present time”—that is, at the time Paul penned those words, there was a considerable number of Jews who had been aligned with the old Israel of the flesh but who had accepted the grace of the Good News and became aligned with the true Israel, the community of the redeemed.

    I see no contradiction between Romans 2:28-29, the passages I introduced, and the Roman passage you introduced. Let us understand that the Jewish race has always been God’s chosen people. This included Israel of the flesh under Moses, and even before Moses, and today it includes Israel of the Spirit—that is, the new or true Israel today, you and me and all  believers everywhere.

    As to your “true Israel stuff” statement, you will need to take that up with Paul in Galatians 6:16. “And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.” Paul was not referring to old Israel, but to the new true Israel, the one body of believers as described in Ephesians. 4:4.

    Actually, the nucleus of the whole matter is that National Israel in the Middle East is not the new or true Israel Paul mentions in his letter to the Galatians. National Israel is largely composed of Jews, yes; no problem here. But they are Israel of the flesh, not Israel of the Spirit. Paul seems to allude to a day, if that day has not come and gone, when many of the old Israel of the flesh will be converted and become part of the true Israel of the Spirit, the one body of believers.

    You and I, Texas Ranger, plus all other believers everywhere, are God’s favorite people because we are spiritual Jews in that we are the true Israel today.

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Re: God’s True Israel Today
« Reply #6 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 18:56:40 »
And   Gal  3:28 says ,

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« Reply #7 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 19:19:26 »
  And  Gal  3:28  says , There  is  NEITHER / OV  is a  DISJUNCATIVE  PARTICLE  NEGATIVE  and it means there  is neitherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr neitherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  Jew  nor  Greek in the  BODY  OF  CHRIST ,  PERIOD .

 Andthere are 3  Greek words  NEITHER / OV in this  verse , and all all  NEGATIVE , NOOOOOOOOOOO.

 What  it  means , all  in the  B O C  ARE a  new  creation .

 PERIOD !

 dan p
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Re: God’s True Israel Today
« Reply #8 on: Fri Jun 03, 2022 - 21:20:13 »
You can both go.  It won't stop God's Word from saying what it says.  Grafted in, not the whole thang.
Neither the Gentiles nor the Jews are the whole thing.  Both are branches.

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« Reply #9 on: Tue Jun 07, 2022 - 18:26:17 »
 And I  read  Rom 2 :28 and did not  see the  Israel of  God  written there , do you have a  vers  OTHER  than  Gal 6:16 >

 In  Gal  3:28  IF  you are   "  in  CHRIST "   are  no Jews  in  the    BODY  OF  CHRIST !!

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« Reply #10 on: Thu Jun 09, 2022 - 12:22:53 »
dan p:

    "And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God" [Gal. 6:16].

    Romans 2:28-29 relates to all who have acknowledged Christ are spiritual Jews inwardly. Therefore, as Jews we are the real Israel.

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« Reply #11 on: Thu Jun 09, 2022 - 17:43:53 »
But  Gal  3:28  says , There is  NEITHER / OV  and this  Greek  word  means there  NEITHER or  CANNOT  BE  Jew or Greek  "  in  CHRIST and it also  written in  Col 3:11 and it  uses the  Greek  word CANNOT  BE , and means the  same thing ,  A  DISJUNCATIVE  PARTICLE  NEGATIVE .

 Because all in the  B O C  ARE  new  creations ,  is  simple !!

 dan p

 

     
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