Testament of Hatred? Many charge that the New Testament is anti-Semitic. Is it?
Theological and Ethical Responses to Religious Pluralism – 1 Corinthians 8-10
What were the appropriate Christian responses to the complexity of daily life presided over by the deities in Corinth, as portrayed in 1 Corinthians 8-1 Corinthians 10? This essay responds to this question by first describing the religious pluralism of Roman Corinth, which took for granted the legitimacy of all its many gods and many lords.
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.
The Eschatological Interdependence of Jews and Gentiles in Galatians
Three key passages in Galatians are considered to demonstrate the interdependence of Jews and Gentiles who share together in the blessings found in Christ: Galatians 3:13-14, 25-26, and Galatians 4:4-7.
Salvation Is of the Jews
In what way does the Lord still today use the Jews to witness to the gospel? This article reflects upon the significance of the words of John 4:22 that "salvation is of the Jews." The author argues that even if it is through God's present judgement over the Jews, they still witness to the reality of the truth of the gospel.
Gentiles and the Ministry of Jesus: Further Observations on Matt 10:5-6; 15:21-28
How did Jesus relate to the Gentiles and what was their role in his ministry? Was Jesus' ministry confined to the Jews? Matthew 10:5-6 and Matthew 15:21-28 are considered to give insight on these aspects of Jesus' ministry.
An Amillennial Reply to Peters: A Review Article
The book The Theocratic Kingdom by George Peters is reviewed here. Peters's book is a defence of dispensationalism. The article aims its refutation against the idea that God's purpose through Christ was to erect on earth a kingdom under direct divine rule. He aims at Peter's thesis that the sin of the Jews was that they rejected that theocratic ideal.
God Has Spoken – Christianity and Judaism
Christianity and Judaism are different religions. Why is that? After all, Jesus and the apostles were all Jews. What was the nature of the Judaism that prevailed in the 1st century AD? What was the view of God? How was Jesus Christ related to the Jewish God? How should biblical monotheism be interpreted in the light of Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God send from heaven?
The Future of the Jews
Do the Jews have a special future? This article answers this question by addressing the question of identity - who is a Jew? Romans 11 shows that one is a Jew by God's election and calling, and that Jews are grafted in as they believe in Jesus. Jews identified in terms of race apart from Christ have no special place in God's kingdom.
A Legacy of Shame: Luther and the Jews
This article looks at Martin Luther's attitude toward Jews, and the development of anti-Semitism in Europe.
To The Jew First: A Reformed Perspective
This article looks at the gospel ministry to non-Christian Jews. The author discusses how the Reformed understanding of the covenant of grace, the unity of the people of God, the harmony of the law and the gospel, and eschatology has bearing on evangelism to non-Christian Jews.
Jews, Judaisers and Paul
The influence of the Jews and Judaisers was significant in the life of the early church. Understanding their ideas helps us to understand the background behind many of Paul's epistles.
What of the Jews?
The Present Condition of the Jews
Do Jews Have a Divine Right in the Promised Land?
How should Bible-believing Christians align themselves in the Jewish-Palestinian conflict? The Bible does not teach us to be partial to either the Jews or the Palestinians.
The Passion of Jesus Christ and the Passion of Auschwitz
This article draws a connection between the passion of Christ and the suffering of the Jews in concentration camps.
The Jews, the Land, and the Kingdom
This article discusses the relationship between the Jews, the land, and the kingdom in order to understand the theological significance of Israel. What place do the Jews have in the ongoing purpose of God?
Questions concerning the Jews
This article is about the relation of the Jews to the Israel of Scripture. The literal interpretation of prophecy with regards to the texts about Israel and Jerusalem is also discussed. Other topics mentioned are the future of the Jews, "all Israel" and the state Israel.