Archives For Jewish Roots

Most believers have no issue with the idea that the Jewish people were the chosen people of the one true God in the Old Covenant. But what about today? What about the Jewish people who have embraced Jesus? Are they part of what Paul calls the “irrevocable call” in Romans 11:29? And, if so, what does that mean?

As leaders, in Israel, we have been discussing this issue.

There are three views:

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A Holocaust survivor in Italy “offended” a local politician in Trieste when she made the factual observation that Jesus was Jewish. 

“I would gladly have this nice little grandma over for tea, I have great respect for her,” said Fabio Tuiach, the uninformed member of Trieste’s municipal council. “But as someone who is deeply Catholic, I was confused and offended because she said Jesus was a Jew — while for me he was the Son of God.”

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As we continue to discuss the relationship between Jews and Gentiles in the kingdom—establishing that we are equal—we can now look at the unique call on Israel and how the Roman church resented it.

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In our final blog on the subject, we want to talk about the role of the nations. God loves the nations! In fact, I will show you that we maintain our ethnic identity after death.

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There is so much confusion regarding Jews and Gentles in the New Covenant. Are Jewish believers still Jews? Do Gentiles need to keep Torah? Are non-Jews second class believers? Has God rejected Israel? In these three blogs we hope to answer these questions, but more importantly make the case that there is equality in the kingdom, and only once we see that equality can we appreciate our distinctions.

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