Black Spirituality Religion : Were the Jews embracing Paul's message

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  1. newnature23

    newnature23 Member MEMBER

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    Were the Jews embracing Paul’s message? While some believe Paul’s message, the vast majority rejected it; a validation of why God had set Israel aside nationally in the first place, and why God had called this new Apostle who would be sent to the Gentiles. Paul had gone to the Jews of Asia first, that was his intent. He held their unbelief up in front of them and he said, “Now I am free to go to the Gentiles in Asia”, and he did so. They were envious of the attention the apostle Paul was getting, and that envy had led to a rejection of not only Paul, but of Paul’s message.

    Paul had already proven blindness when it came to the Jews and there is nothing special about those of Jewish heritage who are in that land today. They enjoy no higher status with God during this age of grace, no matter what some may say or think, than any other nationality on the face of the earth; all must come alike to God today. When God deals with Israel as a special nation again, when they are re-gathered to that land, they will be re-gathered in belief, they will enter the land and given the totality of the land. Christ, their King, will be with them, and they will dwell safely according to scripture, that will take place after the tribulation of those days, at Christ’s second coming.

    What makes Paul’s good news unique and distinct? According to the secret that was revealed to Paul? Do you believe it was an all-sufficient reconciliation where the entirety of the world’s sin debt was concerned, or do you believe that you must obtain a new measure of reconciliation every time you sin, and that is by seeking a new measure of forgiveness from God, that he might be reconciled to you. Who in the world are you asking for forgiveness from? From God, therefore the assumption is that he is not reconciled when you sin. In your mind, you are separating yourself from God by your sin, and Paul is saying that God has already reconciled you where your sins are concerned. Seems like Paul should have been able to make great progress with his message of grace; exclusively revealed to our Apostle, the apostle Paul by the ascended, glorified Christ.
     
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    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Jew/Semites/Hebrews reject the NT, so I am not understanding your question.
     
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    Rom. 10:

    [1] Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
    [2] For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
    [3] For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
    [4] For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
    [5] For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

    [18] But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
    [19] But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
    [20] But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
    [21] But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
     
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    Angela22 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    At the time, many of the Judaeans did indeed reject the message that Paul brought forth of the King. However, it was not all, but many welcomed the gentiles as brothers and sisters of the faith in the Holy Son and the Father on High.

    Many had faith in the Son's sacrifice for us all, when He gave His body up for our sins and iniquities, and many believed in His works, His words, and His resurrection from the dead on the 3rd day. It may not have been most at the time, but there were more than a few.

    They knew all in the faith of the Son were apart of the Body of the Anointed and were a child to the Father just as they, the children of Israel, are also. :) The faithful should always remember this when encountering anyone with differences to themselves, who are of the faith of the Son.
     
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