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The Covenants-Chapter 9f- The Teachings of the Covenant

Thus have we seen that there is no reason for the further separate nationality of the Jews, and no scripture in support of the opinion that they will ever be restored literally to Canaan. And, besides, the gospel has long ago, “broken down the middle wall of partition” between the Jews, and the Gentiles. Henceforth “they are one fold,” and have but “one Shepherd.” “God is no respecter of persons.” In his sight there are no distinctions among men; “neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond, nor free.”[11] The rejection of Christ’s doctrine by the Jews, led to the persecution, and dispersion of the disciples, and thus became “the riches of the world.” What now shall be their conversion, but life from the dead?”[12] When “the fullness of the Gentiles shall have come in;” that is, when Christians of all nations, shall become Christians indeed; shall act towards Israelites as they do towards other men ; their prejudices will cease, they too will be converted, and make up their part of the fullness of the riches of Christ. The Jews were the “true olive tree,” of which Christ is the root and fatness. When they rejected him, they as branches, were broken off, and the Gentiles, branches of the wild olive, were grafted in; or took their place in relation to Christ. But when their unbelief shall cease, they shall be restored to the favor of God, as humble followers of him “who died for all, that those who live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.”

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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