Restoring Israel as mission to Gentiles

Discussion in 'The Gospels & Acts' started by arapahoepark, Jul 31, 2013.

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  1. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    Anyone know of any good books or articles on the theme in the Gospels of restoring Israel to be a light to the Gentiles?
  2. Reformed Reaction

    Reformed Reaction Puritan Board Freshman

    This is a theme in the Gospels?

    Scripture states that we are to go into all the world and preach the Gospel.
  3. Reformed Reaction

    Reformed Reaction Puritan Board Freshman

    Although preaching the Gospel in Israel is deemed antisemitic and is subject to criminal prosecution.

    Being 90% secular, Israel is truly a mission field.
  4. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    I think he means Israel in New Testament times and not the 51st state of the U.S.A.
  5. Reformed Reaction

    Reformed Reaction Puritan Board Freshman

    Ohhh, gotcha. If so, my apologies.
  6. Peairtach

    Peairtach Puritan Board Doctor

    Israel is a light to the unconverted Jews and Gentiles; the Israel of God consists of all those Jews and Gentiles who have been inwardly circumcised (Gal 6:16). We are Israel in Christ, and all nations, Jews and Gentiles are being progressively incorporated into God's Israel.

    Israel after the flesh consists of all Jews, converted and unconverted (I Cor 10:18).

    Most of Israel after the flesh is not in the Israel of God, i.e. does not belong to God, but in his covenant mercy He did not wipe out the Jewish nation in A.D.70, He has always kept a true remnant of believers within them, in the New Testament dispensation He has expanded Israel/the Church to include Gentiles in equality with Jews, and He has promised to bring the unconverted of Israel after the flesh back into the Israel of God, which will correspond with great Gospel blessing to the world (ROM 9-11).

    This is "Expansion Theology" (Isaiah 54) ; the Lord Jesus Christ will expand His Israel by His Gospel in history, until the Earth is full of the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea.

    As concerning the Gospel the unconverted Jews are enemies for your sakes, but as touching the election, the unconverted Jews are beloved for the fathers' sakes (Rom 11:28).

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