Salvation through Christ … the way for both Jews and Gentiles

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Romans (Book of)A Messianic Jewish leader is concerned about the increasing popularity of a heretical teaching known as "dual-covenant" theology.

Recently, the evangelical broadcaster GOD TV secured a license to broadcast in Israel. But some in the Jewish state protested the decision because of the channel's commitment to share the gospel in Hebrew with the Jewish people.

Some Jews view any effort to convert them to Christianity as deeply offensive, a legacy of centuries of persecution and forced conversion at the hands of Christian rulers. In part because of those sensitivities, some evangelical Christians – a group that spreads the gospel worldwide and generally adheres to the New Testament teaching that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ – rarely target Jews in evangelistic efforts.

Jan Markell is founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries. During an appearance on American Family Radio this week, she explained that this "hands-off" approach is based on dual-covenant theology.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)"Dual-covenant theology teaches the Jews will be saved under the Old Testament covenant of Moses, Abraham, etcetera," she explains. "This is a terrible, false teaching – and that's kind of what happened in GOD TV. I say: 'Go, GOD TV!' I hope this moves ahead."

Markell admits being disappointed that certain Christians and Christian organizations agree that evangelicals should not be proselytizing the Jews:

"And I have to ask these folks: What Bible are you reading, honestly, to suggest that the Jews should not hear the gospel of Jesus Christ?"

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? …. Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. (Rom. 10:14-15a, 10:17)


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