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Christ Jesus is the Cornerstone of a Non-ethnic Building

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Submitted by BA Gridd (Canada), Jul 8, 2010 at 14:52

You write, "By the way, when Jesus Christ Returns as King of kings and LORD of lords, Israel will be fully Jewish, ethnically and biblically. We have His WORD on it." No, we do NOT have His WORD on it at all. In fact, He says the very opposite: Mathew 8: 11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 21: 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. The cornerstone Jesus referred to belongs to a single inter-ethnic building stripped of Jewish exclusiveness and founded upon the everlasting Gospel of Christ Jesus alone. For that reason Paul writes to the Ephesian gentiles: Ephesians 2: 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; Peter writes to Christians concerning the Lord Jesus as the cornerstone of a glonal people who correspond (v.9) to the Israel described in Deuteronomy 14:2: 1 Peter 2: 6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: [10] Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

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