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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?

Nicole Kwok

Growing up, there was always an emphasis on the New Testament. Additionally, Israel was always portrayed as an ancient nation and people group in whom we should not follow the footsteps of. Furthermore, it was not mentioned that God still upholds his covenant with the Jewish people. This was not top of mind for the church that I went to growing up and I went to a non-denominational church growing up. I believe that the revelation of Israel and it’s importance to the Lord is an end times revelation and more and more eyes are being opened to this reality. For me, this changes the way that I view the Bible because it helps reinforce to me that we are grafted into the nation of Israel and we are not set apart. It is through Israel that we are blessed and will be blessed. Israel is the nation that God has chosen and will not abandon.