Posts Tagged ‘Gentiles’
Children According to the Promise
by Matthew W. Bassford The wisdom and subtlety of God truly are beyond our comprehension. Sometimes, though, we are privileged to get a glimpse of it in the Scriptures. This is the case with the story of Abraham and his descendants in Genesis, which only makes sense in the light of its New-Testament explanation. For…Read More
Preterism: Jews and Gentiles
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Preterism-Jews-and-Gentiles.mp3 by Raymond WarfelRead More
How could the law be a dividing wall if other nations could become Israelites?
Question: Exodus 12:48-49 tells us that someone from another nation (a Gentile) could be circumcised and keep the Passover (in other words obey God) and become part of Israel (a Jew). Verse 49 says that there’s one law for everyone. Jew or Gentile must obey the same law. It seems that both Jew and Gentile had…Read More
Was the ending of the Law and salvation of the Gentiles taught before Paul?
Question: Before Acts 9 can you give me scriptures that shows the twelve apostles teaching that we are not under the law, there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, and that we are saved by grace through faith in the death and resurrection of Christ only for salvation? I can’t find it prior to…Read More
Was the Law of Moses applicable to Gentiles?
Question: I have a question about the passage in Colossians 2:11-14: “In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the…Read More
Thank you for answering how the Gentiles were by the Jews rejecting God
Question: Hello, Thank you for your answer to the question: “If the Jews weren’t provoked to jealousy and didn’t reject God, would the Gentiles have received salvation?” I was reading Luke 4:23-30 and this question popped into my head. I was looking for answers online and chanced upon the church’s website. You have a very interesting…Read More
Were the Gentiles allowed to go into the synagogues?
Question: Were the Gentiles allowed to go into the synagogues? Answer: Gentiles were allowed to come to the temple complex, but they were restricted to remain in the outer court, the court of the Gentiles. The question is whether some similar restriction forbade Gentiles from entering synagogues. We know that Gentiles did believe in God.…Read More
How could the Gentiles be guilty of sin when they did not have the Law?
Question: I was trying to figure out the comparison (or contrast) between Romans 2:12-16 and Romans 7:7-11 “For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who…Read More
The Gospel of the Circumcision and the Uncircumcision
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/GospelOfTheCircumcisionAndTheUncircumcision.mp3 Text: Galatians 2:1-10 I. I suppose a casual reader could read verse 7 from our text and come away with the idea that two different messages were being taught. A. One being taught to the Gentiles and a different message being taught to the Jews. B. Yet the goal of the gospel was to unite Jews…Read More
Could Gentiles have been saved prior to Cornelius?
Question: In Acts 2, the Lord’s church was established. It’s my understanding that in Acts 10, the Gentiles were officially ushered into the church (with the conversion of Cornelius). My question is: if a Gentile wanted to be saved prior to Acts 10, what was his option? Could a Gentile be baptized and the Lord…Read More