Theological Relationship Between Israel And The Church Essay

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Theological Relationship Between Israel and The Church Concerning Israel and the Church relationship, there is certainly no lack of debate. For over two thousand years of strained relationship Israel and the Church have not seen eye to eye. Although a clear-cut line about how, when and why a parting of the ways happened and would answer myriad of questions, no such line of delineation or demarcation survives. Only fuzzy and blurred lines from antiquity remain. Christianity, although birthed out of Judaism, is now a distinct religion of its own. Christians have forgotten their heritage and trod on as if there is nothing to be mended. In the establishment of the early Church the original followers of “The Way”, a sect of Judaism, were mostly Torah observant Jews, including Jesus himself, historically understood. Christianity began with Jewish people, who did not leave their roots, but embraced Jesus as their Messiah. Jesus himself said he was the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father (of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) except by Him (John 14:6). The Church was born among Jewish people living in Jerusalem. At first the Apostles’ ministry was exclusively to the Jew or proselytes among whom were thousands who believed and were all zealous for the Torah (Act 21:20). Paul repeatedly demonstrated by action his commitment to the Torah.
• He studied under the famous Rabbi Gamaliel (Acts 22:3)
• A proclaimed Pharisee (Acts 23:6),
• Regularly attended Synagogue,…

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