God’s Plan for Israel

God’s Plan for Israel

Let’s first look at what the Bible has to say about Israel. God’s plan was that Israel would become a “multitude” of peoples, meaning that a multitude of ethnic groups would seek to join themselves to the community of Israelites. Now YHVH had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I...

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Who Are the People of God?

Who Are the People of God?

Our English word “church” is used for the concept that people from every tribe and nation (ie. Gentiles) have been “called out” of darkness by faith in Jesus Christ and “made fellow citizens with God’s people” (Israel). In the New Testament, the Greek word ecclesia is commonly translated “church.” Ecclesia means “called-out ones.” Although salvation was originally offered to Abraham’s seed, God extended that...

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