Non-Jewish Believers can legitimately claim Israel’s Scriptures as a part of their spiritual heritage (1 Corinthians 10:1), but not their ethnic and cultural heritage. Non-Jewish Believers may be a part of Israel’s polity via their faith in Israel’s Messiah (Romans 11:16-18; Ephesians 2:11-13; Galatians 6:16), a part of an enlarged Kingdom realm of Israel (Acts 15:15-18; Amos 9:11-12)–but if they ever claim to be “Israel” without some qualifications, they run the severe risk of being legitimately accused of replacement theology.
What are some of the important things that make the Jewish people distinct? How is the Jewish experience in history to be something legitimately appreciated and understood by all of those within today’s contemporary Messianic movement?
Are Non-Jewish Believers Really a Part of Israel?: http://messianicapologetics.net/archives/8842