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?
I also grew up as a Catholic, but I recognized that church felt like I was just going out of necessity, not out of love for brethren. However, I grew to realize that God wants all of us to love one another deeply from the heart. That goes to the Jewish people as well. I also wasn’t familiar with certain terms from the lecture but I don’t believe that God halted his covenant with the Jews at all.