Jewish/Gentile Relations in the New Covenant Part 2
by RON CANTORNOVEMBER 27, 2019
Having said that…
Once we have the revelation of equality in Messiah, then we can speak of distinctions without it leading to pride or elitism. Paul himself speaks of male headship in the home. Without equality we can see in the Muslim world (and in other cultures) how this leads to abuse. However, with equality the husband leads his home as a servant, not as a tyrant.
When it comes to Israel and Jewish believers, there is a unique call on what Dan Juster coined as “the saved remnant of Israel.” The Jewish people were set apart with a specific role:
To be a priestly nation to the rest of the world. (Exodus 19:6)
To bring forth the revelation of the one true God through the scripture.
To show the world that there is only one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4)
To be a light to the nations. (Isaiah 42:6, 49:6)
I was recently told by a Bible school professor that the unique calling on Israel is only on unbelieving Israel. Once a Jewish person comes to faith, he no longer has that call as he is now part of the body of Messiah