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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?

Sandra Remilien

Alie, when I converted to Christianity from Catholicism, the pastor of the church that I attended and many of the pastors who I watched on TBN, always used Hebrew words when they taught the Bible and preached and they told us what the Hebrew words meant. Understanding Hebrew words is important because it helps us understand what the Bible says. I grew up learning that God made a covenant with the Jews and it is a covenant that he will always keep. When I read the Bible, I would always see how the words of the prophets were proven right and how prophecies were fulfilled by Jesus.

A lot of Christians know that the Israeli Palestinians conflict is about land, but a lot of them do not know that the land was promised to the Jews in the Bible. Christians should learn about the conflict and the covenants that God made with the Jews in the Bible.