Sitting in Dr. Russell Moore’s Systematic III class and then again in his Eschatology class, I became convinced from the Scriptures that Israel is not just a what, but a who. And that who is Jesus Christ.
Today, with Israel in the headlines and just returning from the “Promised Land” himself, Dr. Moore summarizes his thoughts on the future of Israel. It is a snapshot of the biblical theology that was presented in those classroom lectures–a biblical theology of God and his people that unifies all things in Christ (Eph. 1:10), the True Israel of God. Whether you are Dispensational, Covenantal, or agnostic in terms of all things eschatological, it is worth a look.
Anyone thinking through these matters–eschatology, the nature of the church, the future of Israel, and how evangelicals have debated these things over since Scofield–should consider Moore’s arguments. Reading his book on the subject would be a great place to begin, The Kingdom of Christ. Similarly, another great chapter on this subject of the identity of Israel is Stephen Wellum’s chapter on the covenants in Believer’s Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant in Christ. Both are excellent.
Thankful to be a co-heir with Christ, the True Israel, and I hope that he too is on your mind!
Sola Deo Gloria, dss