Do Old Testament Promises to the Israelites Apply to Christians Today?

Episode 385 Show Notes 

From the Show

Passages like this relate to us only in Christ. They don't relate to us directly. Think of a sheet of paper. You don't draw a line from Jeremiah 29:11 to you. You draw a line from Jeremiah 29:11 to Jesus and then because you are in Christ it applies to you.

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Why did Jesus’ ministry focus on the Jews? Why did he not go out to the gentiles if the gospel is for all people? 

2. Hello, I want to thank you for your wonderful shows which have been so helpful to me in understanding the scriptures, could you explain what is meant in Leviticus 27:29 - did the LORD require human sacrifice?

3. I’m really confused when Paul says that no one seeks God in Romans 3 because we are the ones who have to have faith and seek God. Isn’t seeking God required to be saved? Is it that Paul isn’t being literal?

4. Certain Scriptures that we read we tend to personalize them such as Jeremiah 29:11. Now I love that verse and like to think about that verse in terms of my own life. However, that was said to specific people. And God was making a promise to that group of people. Now is it safe for me to take that verse out of its context and apply it to my own life?

Resources

Journeys with Jesus: Every Path in the Bible Leads Us to Christ by Dennis Johnson 

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