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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Yeshua1, May 11, 2020.

  1. Mikey

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    Agree the church started at Pentecost. That was (one of) the main reason why i do not accept CT that was espoused by presbyterian, that Israel is the Church, Church is Israel. meaning that the Church existed before Pentecost.
     
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    See Ephesians. The saved gentiles are not saved Israel and are part of the church too. That is why both are the church. The church is not Israel, because the gentiles in the church and are not without Israel. That is why they are the one body of Christ. The church is not Israel but does not exclude Israel. Again, Revelation 21:12-14. They are distinct but the one Bride and body of Christ.
     
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    I see saved jews and saved Gentiles as now spiritual israel of God, but that God not done dealing with national israel either
     
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    Yes, as Church is spiritual Israel today!
     
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    According to Ephesians 2 we Gentiles are now fellow citizens with the old covenant saints and are no longer excluded from the commonwealth of Israel. Therefore, I do not embrace New Covenant Theology. What does the term church mean? Does it not mean “congregation” or “assembly?” It is just not rendered as church in the Old Testament as it is in the New Testament in most of our Bibles. What is the Greek word used in the Septuagint in the places in the Old Testament in which most of our Bibles say, “congregation?” It is “ecclesia” the same Greek word that is rendered as “church” in most places in most translations in the New Testament, but as “congregacion” in William Tyndale’s New Testament and “assembly” in the World English Bible.

    “unto the church of God which is at Corinth, even them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their Lord and ours:” (1 Corinthians 1:2 ASV)

    “Vnto the congregacion of God which is at Corinthum. To them that are sanctified in Christ Iesu sainctes by callynge with all that call on the name of oure lorde Iesus Christ in every place both of theirs and of oures” (1 Corinthians 1:2 TNT)

    “to the assembly of God which is at Corinth—those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours:” (1 Corinthians 1:2 WEB)
     
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    Intresting, do you see the Church existing in th OT?
     
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    Two things. First, Jesus started building His church with His first disciples. Second, there is no such thing as the church being "spiritual Israel." Israel was the church in the very beginning. The gentiles were added to the church, causing the church to be distinct from Israel. Saved Israel never stopped being part of the church. But the church as a whole became distinct from Israel. So that makes the Bride of Christ which is the church to be both Israel and the chruch. Get it? Revelation 21:12-14. Now Pentecost is a type of birth for the church that was already, Acts of the Apostles 1, Acts of the Apostles 2:1-4. It is when the church became the temple, believers indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
     
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    Repeating a falsehood does not make a falsehood true.
    Galatians 6:16, ". . . peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. . . ." Ephesians 3:3-6, ". . . How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ). Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: . . ." Ephesians 2:12, ". . . That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: . . ."
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    No, rather see those who were saved and redeemed as being included by God into the Spiritual israel of the NT Church body!
     
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    There is but One Body of Christ saved and redeemed out, which is israel of spiritual Jews and saved gentiles now!
     
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    One Body of Christ, saved out Jews and Gentiles, Church also known as spiritual israel!
     
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    Not anywhere in the written word of God. No such thing. There is the church, the one body of Christ, made up of the Israel of God and gentile believers in God's Christ.
     
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    Church is a NT thing....
     
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    False. He died on the cross and rose from the dead to be the Lord of all, Romans 14:9, Romans 14:11. One is not saved by believing in His Lordship, Matthew 7:21.
     
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    Paul stated that we have to call upon Him as the Lord Jesus, enabled to by the Holy Spirit! Lord to me realising that He is God!
     
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    There are various names used in Scripture for God's redeemed people - Israel, my people, Christians, followers, saints, children of God, children of Abraham, brethren, etc. ALL are one people of God in Christ, by faith. Some of those terms include unbelievers when applied to a visible gathering. Some need qualifying, e.g. Israel, as used without qualification other meanings may be implied.

    The redeemed people of God, living by faith, did exist in the OT.
     
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    certainly there were OT saints (to use the term) but did they exist as the Church?
     
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    They would see the church in the OT, but I tend to see the Church as now Spiritual israel, as in One body made up of both saved Jews and Gentiles
     
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