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The Irrevocability of the Promises and Rejection of the Idea of a genetic "curse"


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#1 H. Smith

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:43 PM

In Romans 11, Paul writes that God's promises are irrevocable, and expects that the whole Jewish people will come to Christianity because they were part of the Chosen People's olive tree before.

 

Can you tell me if there are any articles that explain why this is so? Church writings repeatedly define the true Israel as the Church to whom the promises were made. So I am looking for something to explain how those in particular who did not accept Christianity would be expected to eventually come to it.

 

Second, the Presbyterian Church USA made a document, I believe called One Covenant of Grace, where it claims that there was a view that anyone with genetic descent from Abraham was cursed for the people's rejection of Jesus. I believe that the Presbyterian statement is mischaracterizing traditional Church views. Can you point me to something that rejects this line of thinking?

 

Thank you!






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