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?
Hi Josh! I appreciate your use of the term “extended” as a way of describing God’s covenant and how it passed from something considered only a Jewish covenant to something pertaining to all who would believe. The Gentiles who believe, I would say, become part of God’s people; the Christians and the Jews, both, are then under God and loved by Him. Your thoughts were well-composed, thank you for sharing!