May 22, 2020

Some American evangelicals say that Jews do not need to come to Jesus Christ to be saved

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JD: Another disturbing part of this whole story is that some Christians here in the United States have also criticized the God TV Programing and I'm wondering why in the world would they do that?

DJ: Well on Tuesday the website reported on it say Tennessee based evangelical leader Laurie Cardoza Moore has called on the Israeli government to ban God TV from broadcasting programs focused on converting Jews to Christianity. This suggest to me that she holds to what is called dual covenant theology. This means that she believes that Jews don't need to hear the gospel in order to be saved.

JD: The question of whether or not we need to be concerned about getting the gospel out to the Jewish people?

DJ: Well let's just pick up Paul's argument that you referred to in the book of Romans. We need to keep in mind Paul was ethnically Jewish. So in chapters 1 & 2 he makes it clear that all both Jews and Gentiles stand guilty before a holy God. In Romans 3 Paul says that none are righteous and that all have sinned. In the next chapter Paul makes it clear that no one can be saved by works including by keeping the law. In chapter 5 he says, God demonstrates His own love toward us and that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. In the next chapter we read that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Then jumping ahead to Romans chapters 9-11 Paul turns to a discussion of the Jewish people and in the first few verses of chapter 9 he expresses a sorrow in grief for his brethren who have all the advantages of their heritage but still aren't saved. And then in Romans 10:13 we read that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Then he asked a question how shall they call on Him and whom they have not believed, and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard. Paul makes it clear in verse 12 that there's no difference between Jews and Gentiles all must hear that Jesus Christ the eternal son of God died for our sins and rose from the dead and must believe that to be saved.

JD: David James, Bible in hand, explaining what some Christian evangelicals refer to as dual covenant theology.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

As David mentioned the Apostle Paul who referred to himself as a Hebrew of the Hebrews a Pharisee considered all his Judaism as lost for Christ, that's Philippians 3:5-7. The Apostle also said in Romans 9:1-3 that he would accept being a curse, in other words willing to go to hell so that his brethren the Jewish people might come to know Jesus Christ. All people including the Jews must come to Jesus Christ for salvation.