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Re: My (tentative) beliefs

Re: My (tentative) beliefs

What I mean is that entrance into the community of Abraham’s descendants is from this point open to all people, not confined to the Jews. The Jews participated on the basis of race and torah observance; Gentiles, non Jews, participate on the basis of faith in Christ. I think the New Testament sees a continuity between the Old Testament people of God and the New Testament people of God, but the terms of membership have changed. From a biblical point of view, the existence of this people, defined and bounded by covenant, is central. In that sense, it’s not all about love and respect - it’s about being a people that is faithful to God’s calling.
My (tentative) beliefs By: Andrew (39 replies) 20 February, 2004 - 20:19