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“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”
 

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Developing a
Systematic Messianic Theology

“The purpose of careful theological formulations is not to put barriers in the way of people who are seeking salvation, but to define clearly the truths upon which genuine [Biblical] faith rests, so that people will not be misled by false doctrines.” [Robert M. Bowman, Jr. Why You Should Believe in the Trinity: An Answer to Jehovah's Witnesses. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1989, p. 18.]
 


God’s Eternal Covenants With Israel

Adapted in part from http://doctrine.org/covenants-of-israel/
accessed 30 August 2016. Used with permission.[1]

God structured His relationship with Israel around covenants. A covenant normally is defined as an agreement or contract between two parties. An examination of the covenants God made with Israel reveals they were decidedly one-sided. Put another way they were unilateral covenants, sovereign declarations. Even the Mosaic Covenant, which is viewed as conditional, in the final analysis, turns out to be unconditional, i.e., sovereignly established, because its provisions will be fulfilled through the New Covenant. Therefore, the best way to view these covenants is as promises.

God made five eternal covenants with Israel, as follows:

The Scriptures teach these covenants were given to Israel alone (cf. Rom 9:1-5, Eph 2:11-12). The Scriptures declare national Israel will exist forever and God will never forsake the nation (Isa 14:1; Isa 59:20-21; Isa 61:8-9; Jer 31:35-37; Ezek 16:59-63; Hos 2:16-23). God established a particular relationship with Abraham and with his descendants forever. Gentiles would be blessed by being united to Israel and through participating in the Abrahamic Covenant (i.e. Gen 12:3).

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  1. From that website: “©2002 Don Samdahl. Anyone is free to reproduce this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold.” Much in the original article was based on anti-Semitic Replacement Theology and other gross errors of Church interpretation, but much of it was solid and the outline was too good to not be of very good use. [RETURN]

Originally posted on Friday, 14 August 2020

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