Reply To: In the first lecture, Dr. McDermott teaches that the Bible is one story, and that God upholds his covenant with the Jewish people to this very day. Was this what you were taught growing up? If not, how will this insight change the way you read the bible going forward?
Thanks for your post. I too was confused by the underlying supersessionist assumption that God chose to break His covenant with Israel. Isn’t our hope in His covenant promises that He will never abandon them? Even as we stray, does He not teach that He will never leave nor betray us? If the Lord wanted a way out of His commitment, He surely could have instituted another means of commitment as opposed to the enduring faithfulness of a covenant, which does not release one party of their obligations even if the other party fails to uphold the agreement.