1. Sinner saved by grace

    Why was Rachel not buried in a tomb?

    Started the new year reading from start to finish again and as I was reading I noticed Jacob is speaking in (Genesis 49:31) There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife. There they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah, I'm aware that Rachel died on the way to Bethlehem but...
  2. TryingToLearn

    Is This Dispensationalism?

    Hi guys, So not too long ago I switched from MacArthurian dispensationalism to covenant theology and I got super into G.K. Beale, but I don't think I fully understand covenant theology's understanding of the relationship between the Church and Israel. My initial understanding was that since the...
  3. Jonathan95

    What's Going on With the Israel/Palestine Conflict?

    I've heard these two mentioned a lot, especially with all that's happening now. But I don't really understand what's happening or why. Can anyone help elaborate on what is happening/the relationship between these two entities?
  4. ERK

    Partial Hardening & The Remnant (Romans 9-11)

    Is it possible that the partial hardening refers to the non-elect Israelites, and the remnant refers to the elect Israelites at the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD? Romans 11:25–27 [25] Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial...
  5. G

    Why does postmillennialism seem to be linked to a certain interpretation of Romans 11?

    It looks to me like every (puritan) postmillennialist also has the interpretation of Romans 11, that there is a future conversion of a preserved Old Testament Israel mentioned in Romans 11. I am not sure if it is true, that this is always linked together for every theologian,expressing clearly...
  6. K

    Progress/Change of God’s authority over His kingdom

    If anybody is interested I am working on a timeline type of overview of God's kingdom and how He exercised His authority over it. I would love any comments you might have. Before Israel. At Babel God divided the nations and placed them under the wicked sons of God. These are spiritual rulers...
  7. Nathan A. Hughes

    The True Israel of God - Lee Roy Shelton Jr.

    This is an informative work on the true Israel of God
  8. Mathias321

    Two Parts of the Seed of Abraham?

    Have you ever heard the dispensationalist's argument that there are "two parts" to the promised seed of Abraham? Meaning there is the promised physical descendants of Abraham (Israel) and the Church? For me this teaching rejects Galatians 3 and also the teaching that gentiles are grafted into...
  9. M

    Messianic Judaism and deity of Jesus Christ

    Someone in my family no longer believes Jesus Christ is God because of their recent belief of Messianic Judaism. According to my family member, Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and is the Son of God, but isn't God. Well, I believe there are different variations of Messianic Jews, but the Messianic...
  10. C

    God's Favoritism of Ethnic Israel

    Is there any sense in which God still favors/blesses ethnic Israel over and above other people groups? Galatians 3:28, "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus", so it seems that there is no ethnic favoritism...
  11. YXU

    Ezekiel Chapter 37 - The Prophecy of the Dry Bones

    This is a very important passage regarding to the reformed doctrines f sovereign grace total inability (the dry bones) and regeneration (the breath). In this thread I would like to discuss about the main design of this passage based on the context. Here are the questions: 1. What is the chief...
  12. Grillsy

    When was the Sabbath?

    Obviously the title is misleading. We know generally when the Sabbath was and is. Originally it was Saturday then moved to Sunday. But I was listening to R.J. Rushdoony talk about the Sabbath in the OT and he was contending that originally the seventh day sabbath was not on Saturday rather it...