I've never denied that Israel was cast aside. I'm apposing your strange ideas about what that means.In my last post I asked you one question, and that one question was about the following verse:"For if their having been cast aside has carried with it the reconciliation of the world, what will their being accepted again be but Life out of death? (Ro.11:15; WNT).
Who has been cast aside?
I take it by your question above that your answer is that it was Israel which was cast aside.
Is that true? You now realize that Israel was indeed cast aside?
So... AGAIN... when did the body of Christ BEGIN and WHO was the FIRST member?
COME CLEAN.... WHEN did the BODY OF CHRIST BEGIN and WHO was the FIRST MEMBER?To answer your question, since Israel was cast aside, the Twelve and the rest of the believing Jews were made members of the Body of Christ. And according to Paul there were others in the Body of Christ before he was (Ro.16:7) so it is evident that the believing Jews were those who were in the Body before Paul. And the following words of Paul prove that they were indeed made members of the Body of Christ.
Was John the baptizer in the body of Christ?
And where do you get the scripture that says that the TWELVE are in the body BUT UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES?
Another question.... why is Paul SILENT when other "members of the body of Christ" were zealous of the law in Acts 21:20?