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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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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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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