Posted On February 3, 2016

In Proposition 30, George Peters states:

“The Prophets, however, without specifying the manner of introduction, predict that the Gentiles shall participate in the blessings of this Theocracy or Kingdom.”

This is something for which we should continually thank God. He is faithful to His covenant promise made with Abraham that through him (namely his progeny and of course the Messiah), all the people of the earth would be blessed. Now while not all are grafted into the promises made to the people of Israel, those who are will experience the covenant blessings that were promised long ago and declared by the Prophets. While the specifics may have not be elaborated by the Prophets, they certainly proclaimed that this marriage covenant would also be made by God with the Gentiles, specifically those He has called to be His own and to be part of the family of God.

The most notable observation Peters presents in Proposition 30 is the following:

“The original bestowment of the Theocracy being in a most solemn, public manner, if ever the Jewish nation is to forfeit its relationship to that Theocracy, this must be done in a public manner, or, at least, the most explicit statement must come from God to this effect. This has not, cannot be done – although multitudes, misled by the temporary punishment of the nation, infer it – without violating God’s pledged word. Hence, the importance of closely tracing the call of the Gentiles, and noticing its connection with the Jewish nation.”

I appreciate that Peters continues to drive home this important reality. There are far too many who view the temporary blinding as a permanent rejection by God of the Jewish people. They forget God always has a remnant of those who remain faithful. We must be very careful to avoid the heresy of replacement theology, the belief that the Gentile church has completely replaced the Jewish people in God’s divine plan. This type of thinking and theological system is completely incompatible with Scripture and should be wholly avoided. The call of the Gentiles is indeed intimately connected with God’s divine plan for the Jewish people. As has been noted on numerous occasions already, we are grafted into the tree and the roots. We have not replaced the tree and the roots.

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