GENTILES NOT IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

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Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

As can be seen in Acts 2:10 there were proselytes, strangers to Israel, Gentiles, who trusted in God and followed the law. Some of the Gentiles may have been proselytes that believed the gospel preached by Peter and the disciples. They were not in the body of Christ since at this time Paul was not saved and given revelation; the body of Christ was not being formed at this time, the believers were in Christ and the Church of God.
 
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Race has nothing to do with being the Body of Christ. Nothing.

Faith has everything to do with being the Body of Christ. Everything.



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Race has nothing to do with being the Body of Christ. Nothing.

Faith has everything to do with being the Body of Christ. Everything.



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Not about race.
Gentiles were strangers from the promises and covenants of Israel, but God made provision for salvation to the Gentiles.
Not all saved Gentiles are in the body of Christ.
 

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Not all saved Gentiles are in the body of Christ.

I disagree. I know of no Scripture and no teaching of Christianity that ONLY Christians of the Hebrew race are members of the Body of Christ.



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I disagree. I know of no Scripture and no teaching of Christianity that ONLY Christians of the Hebrew race are members of the Body of Christ.



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I am not saying only Jews are members of the body of Christ.
I am saying Gentiles could be blessed by blessing Israel, by being circumcised and obeying the law.....saved by believing the gospel of the kingdom, that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God.....this was all before Jesus formed the body of Christ in this dispensation.
 

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I am not saying only Jews are members of the body of Christ.
I am saying Gentiles could be blessed by blessing Israel, by being circumcised and obeying the law.....saved by believing the gospel of the kingdom, that Jesus is Christ, the Son of God.....this was all before Jesus formed the body of Christ in this dispensation.

IMO, those not of the Hebrew race have not need to "bless" some political state or be circumcised. We are part of the Body of Christ by faith in Christ.



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Acts 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

As can be seen in Acts 2:10 there were proselytes, strangers to Israel, Gentiles, who trusted in God and followed the law. Some of the Gentiles may have been proselytes that believed the gospel preached by Peter and the disciples. They were not in the body of Christ since at this time Paul was not saved and given revelation; the body of Christ was not being formed at this time, the believers were in Christ and the Church of God.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
 

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Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
This is in the body of Christ. The body was not being formed in Acts 2, the remnant of Israel was. Also the proselytes included those who feared God, followed the law, and blessed Israel.
 

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This is in the body of Christ. The body was not being formed in Acts 2, the remnant of Israel was. Also the proselytes included those who feared God, followed the law, and blessed Israel.
Acts 2 was referring to the continuing Messianic church. The body of the church began when the first person held faith in Christ
 

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Acts 2 was referring to the continuing Messianic church. The body of the church began when the first person held faith in Christ

Yup. Where faith is, Christ is - and the Body of Christ is. This is the People of God ("Israel") and the church.




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this was all before Jesus formed the body of Christ in this dispensation.
There is only one “dispensation” with respect to how men are saved. Abraham believed God and God counted his faith as righteousness [Gen 15:6, Rom 4:3, Gal 3:6, Jas 2:23]. David cried out to God not to cast David from His presence and take away His Spirit [Psa 51:11]. For those under the “new covenant”, we are saved by grace through faith, not of ourselves, it is a gift of God [Eph 2:8-9].

Sola fide. Sola gratia. Soli Deo gloria.
 
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There is only one “dispensation” with respect to how men are saved. Abraham believed God and God counted his faith as righteousness [Gen 15:6, Rom 4:3, Gal 3:6, Jas 2:23]. David cried out to God not to cast David from His presence and take away His Spirit [Psa 51:11]. For those under the “new covenant”, we are saved by grace through faith, not of ourselves, it is a gift of God [Eph 2:8-9].

Sola fide. Sola gratia. Soli Deo gloria.
1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
 
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