Do We Believe in the Rapture?
The Return of Christ: The Future of the Jews
The Meaning of the Phrase "And Thus All Israel Will Be Saved" (Romans 11:26)
What is the future of Israel? Does the Bible still give a particular function for Israel as the people of God after the ascension of Christ? How should we interpret the words of Paul in Romans 11:26 when he refers to the salvation of all Israel? This article weighs in.
Rethinking Israel Considering a Crucial Text
And Then All Israel Will Be Saved (2)
And Then All Israel Will Be Saved (1)
Covenant Conditionally and a Future for Israel
The author argues against the view that there is a future for Israel on the basis of an unconditional covenant with the descendants of Abraham. Pierce looks at the nature of the Abrahamic covenant, the Israelite covenant, and the Davidic covenant. The article comes to a conclusion with an examination of the new covenant model as Jeremiah presents it.
Romans 11 and the Future of Ethnic Israel
Does Romans 11 teach a future mass conversion of Israel]? This paper argues against such an expectation. It contends that there will always be a [[remnant of believing Jews. Merkle reviews three of the popular interpretations of Romans 11:26 and also answers some expected objections against his view.
"The Root" in Paul's Olive Tree Metaphor (Romans 11:16-24)
How are the Gentiles included in Israel, the Old Testament people of God? Paul in Romans 11:16-24 uses the metaphor of an olive tree with a root to explain this relationship. This article looks at how this metaphor fits into Paul's whole argument of the restoration of Israel in Romans.
One of Two Views of Judaism: Paul in Acts 28 and Romans 11 on Jewish Unbelief
Does the apostle Paul in Romans 11 differ from how he is represented in Acts 28:16-31 on how he views the response of Jews to the gospel? This essay argues that the differences do not contradict each other but rather are complementary. In both cases Paul sees a mixed response among Jews, the developing of a faithful remnant, and the matter of "provoking to jealousy" as a critical element.