This was sent to me today by a reader here. It seems that the diehard Armstrongites are worried right now about a story that Glenn Beck did on British Israelism. What these people fail to understand is that BI is NOT unique to Armstrongism and is believed by the Mormons and other church groups around the world.
Being ready to give an answer on a theory that has been proven to be irrelevant is nothing to get worried over. If these Armstrongites truly believed in a "new" covenant, then they would know that there is neither Jew nor Gentile, male or female....you are..heirs according to my promise. Instead, their provincial world exists only in Hebrew scriptures and constructs of the law.
I regularly watch Glenn Beck's TV program...some shows are good some aren't. He has a huge audience and his number of paid subscribers to his website is larger than the number of people who watch CNN in primetime. Well my jaw dropped the other night when he did a segment on why the fate of Jerusalem is more important to America than many imagine. He mentioned that Israel was divided into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. He then went on to explain that the northern kingdom of Israel migrated into Europe and then spent quite some time showing how symbols of Israel are spread all though out our flags and symbols.
Now I'm not sure where he is going to go with this and how far he is going to take it BUT....IF it takes hold in the mind of his viewers and they start to investigate this forgotten fact of history further it could very well start focusing attention on God's Church and It's teachings and doctrines.
Now there is a real possibility that nothing will come of this BUT, since it could impact each and every one of you I felt it was worth mentioning. Be prepared to answer questions. Personally I feel that one of our most serious responsibilities is to be able to properly answer questions correctly and in a way that is easy to understand to the one asking the question.
ContextSons Through Faith in Christ
…27For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.Cross ReferencesJoel 2:29
Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,