#116 The Children of Abraham and the Modern State of Israel

Who are the children of Abraham today? What future has the modern state of Israel according to the Word of God? How does this impact how we look at Dispensationalist theology and Reformed theology?

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” –Genesis 12:1-3

#103 Restoration of the Jews within Reformed Theology

Paul looks at Ethnic Israel and asks if there is a future for the Jewish people? What does Romans 11:26 mean when it says ‘all Israel’? Does it mean the Church as many claim or is it indeed the nation of Israel according to the flesh? Is dispensationalism the only game in town in regards to a future for Ethnic Israel, or are there answers from Godly men from within the Reformed community?

“And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob”
–Romans 11:26

“He sheweth that the time shall come that the whole nation of the Jews, though not every one particularly, shall be joined to the church of Christ.”
–1560 Geneva Bible (note on Romans 11:26)