WHO IS ISRAEL? WHO ARE THE JEWS?
2A WHO IS ISRAEL
1B HOW IS A NATION DETERMINED?
2B HOW IS THE NATION OF ISRAEL DETERMINED?
3B DURING WHAT HISTORICAL SPAN IS ISRAEL FORMED?
1C WHEN DID ISRAEL BEGIN TO TAKE FORM?
2C WHEN WILL ITS FORMATION CEASE?
1D Jews will be present on earth during the future Millennium:
2E Will continue to form through the end of the Millennium.
3A WHO ARE THE JEWS?
1B DEFINING "JEW" "ISRAELITE" John 4:9; 18:15; Acts 21:27-28; Philippians 3:5
1C Unbelieving Jews, Jesus disciples, and Jesus Himself
2C A Jew is a member of the nation of Israel and "the Jews" in its biblical sense is identical to the nation of Israel
2B COULD A JEW FOREIT HIS JEWISH IDENTIFY?
1C JEWS WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAND: Acts 2:10
2C IDOLATROUS JEWS: Judges 8:33-34
3B "THE JEWS" AS USED BY JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES
1C PASSAGES IN QUESTION: John 2:18,20; 5:16,18; 11:55; 13:33
2C CLARIFICATIONS: Jesus and disciples did not deny their Jewishness.
3C OTHER EVIDENCE AND USEAGE: Philippians 3:5; Galatians 2:11-13; John 11:31
4B WERE GENTILES WHO JOINED THEMSELVES TO Israel CALLED JEWS? Ruth.
5B WERE GENTILE CONVERTS TO JUDAISM CALLED JEWS?
1C Biblically, Gentiles who converted to Mosaic, Pharisaic or any other from of Judaism were called proselytes. Matthew 23:15. Acts 13:43, Acts 13:43; Acts 2:10 and 6:5.
2C A Gentile who had previously converted to Judaism and then became a believer in Jesus was not called a Jew, but a proselyte:
6B ESTHER 8:17
1C WHICH TRANSLATION IS BEST:
4A WHO ARE THE HEBREWS?
1B Genesis 14:13; Genesis 39:14; Exodus 1:16, Jonah 1:9; Exodus 21:2, Acts 6:1
2B Only those in the covenant line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by natural descent are
5A ISRAEL, JEWS, HEBREWS SUMMATION AND RAMIFICATIONS
1B BIBLICAL DEFINITIONS
1C Every man and woman who is a descendant of A, I, and J by male lineage is an Israelite, a Jew and an Hebrew.
2B "I WAS BORN A JEW, AND I'LL DIE A JEW" ?
6A WHAT IS THE BODY OF CHRIST OR MESSIAH?
2B IDENTIFYING THE BODY OF CHRIST
1C THE BODY OF MESSIAH OR CHRIST: Colossians 1:18
2C THE BODY OF MESSIAH DIFFER FROM LOCAL CONGREGATIONS
1D Many congregations or churches but only one body of believers: Romans 7;4; I Corinthians 10:16; 12:27; Ephesians 4:4-6,12.
3C THE COMPOSITION OF THE BODY: I Corinthians 12:13
4C THE BODY IS A "NEW MAN": Ephesians 2:11-15
1D Believing Jews and Believing Gentiles have bee brought together.
5C THE BODY IS NEITHER ISRAEL NOR THE GENTILES: I Corinthians 10:32
6C HOW WERE THE GENTILES, WHO WERE EXCLUDED FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL, BROUGHT NEAR
7A MEMBERS OF THE BODY RETAIN THEIR NATIONAL IDENTITES
1B The "New Man" is distinct from Isreal and the Gentiles, but becoming a member of the "new man" does not obliterate one's Jewish or Gentile identity. Romans 11:13; Philippians 3:5; Galatians 3:29; Revelation 21:24, 26; I Corinthians 15:43,44,48;
8A DURING WHAT HISTORICAL SPAN IS THE BODY FORMED?
1B WHAT DID ITS FORMATION BEGIN
1C Day of Pentecost Acts 2