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?
To your point, we as gentiles should certainly rejoice that we have been grafted into the “olive tree” of life! Yet, in so many churches, this rejoicing is often accompanied with a contempt for the trunk onto which we were grafted. A healthy church must certainly rejoice in God’s salvation for both Jews and gentiles.