How Many “Peoples” Does God Have?

How Many “Peoples” Does God Have?

Let’s review what we’ve learned so far. Popular theology says that either The Church has replaced Israel, or The Church and Israel are both people of God, completely separate from each other in God’s plan, Scripture has a consistent message throughout, however. God has only one chosen people, which is Israel, but He invites people from all nations to join themselves with His people. While not an exhaustive list, the following...

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Special characteristics of Israel

Special characteristics of Israel

On this page, let’s take a look at many Scripture verses that tell us about Israel, keeping in mind what we’ve already learned: Israel includes all twelve tribes, not just “Jews” (those from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, the southern kingdom of Israel). Israel also includes any Gentiles who have been grafted into the nation of Israel through Jesus Christ. I recommend that you print this page, and then read each verse...

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Who Else Is Israel?

Who Else Is Israel?

A little-known fact about the Israelite’s exodus from Egypt is that many Egyptians went with them. 37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. 38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. (Exodus 12:37-38) A few verses after this record, we read God’s requirements for the annual remembrance of...

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Keep Israel and the Church Distinct

A dispensationalist keeps Israel and the church distinct. This is stated in different ways by both friends and foes of dispensationalism. Fuller says that ‘the basic premise of Dispensationalism is two purposes God expressed in the formation of two peoples who maintain their distinction throughout eternity.’ A. C. Gaebelein stated it in terms of the difference between the Jews, the Gentiles, and the church of God. The essence of...

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