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    Galatians 6: 15-16 and the Two Peoples-Two Program Division of Dispensationalism

    Galatians 6: 15-16 and the Two Peoples-Two Program Division of Dispensationalism

    "For in Christ Jesus nether circumcision availeth any thing at all nor uncircumcision: but a new creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon Israel that pertaineth to God."

    This is from the Tyndale-Cloverdale New Testament in Modern English Spelling.

    In Galatians 6: 15-16 Paul repeats what he had said in II Corinthians 5: 17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new. "

    A New Testament text by Paul which supports Galatians 6: 15-16 and II Corinthians 5: 17 is Romans 12: 2, "And fashion not yourselves like unto this world: But be changed through the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what thing that good, that acceptable, and perfect will of God is. "

    I prefer the King James translation of Romans 12: 2 - "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

    The King James emphasizes the Greek word μεταμορφουσθαι, metamorphousathai. or metamorphosis.

    Through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ the New Creature or New Person created in Christ has undergone a metamorphosis, a large change, a transformation.

    It is these people, who have undergone a large transformation in Christ by the Holy Spirit, though faith in the Gospel who in verse 15 are said by Paul to be the Israel of God.

    Why refer to them as "the Israel of God?" Why not just call them Israel?

    Paul in Romans 9: 6-8 says ". For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
    7. Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
    8. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed."

    And in I Corinthians 10: 18 Paul says "Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the alter?"

    There is ισραηλ κατα σαρκα, or Israel Kata Sarka, Israel after the flesh, in I Corinthians 10: 18 and a different ισραηλ του θεου, or Israel of God, in Galatians 6: 16.

    We know from Galatians 3: 28 and Romans 10: 12 that in the Israel of God in Galatians 6: 16 are both Jews of Faith and Gentiles of Faith.

    Romans 10: 12 says "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him"

    Then Galatians 3: 28-29, at the end of Paul's important chapter on faith. says "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.
    29. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

    Paul had said in Galatians 3: 14 "That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith."
    Last edited by northwye; November 5th, 2018 at 09:19 AM.

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