So I probably shouldn't blog while using allergy medication but...here goes anyway....
Most Messianics are familiar with the fact that Paul occasionally employs qualifying language with regard to Israel to apparently make a soteriological distinction. In other words, Paul seems to be saying that there is a "Saved Realm of Israel" and an "Unsaved Realm of Israel":
- "See Israel according to the flesh! are not those eating the sacrifices in the fellowship of the altar?" 1 Cor. 10:18
- "For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God," Gal 6:16
- "For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed?" Romans 10:11-14