I agree with your definition. I would also suggest more of Romans tells us the same.
9:6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel,
The physical descendants are not true Israel.
9:7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.
This is how ALL Israel will be saved. It's not the physical children but the children of promise that are truly Israel.
11:4 But what is God's reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
In the past God has weeded out those who are not truly His and that is what He has done now. Jesus spoke/speaks for God. Those who believed His son are truly His people.
Paul tells us we have been circumcised:
Col. 2:11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
Also we are descendants of Abraham:
Gal. 3:29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.
If that doesn't mean we are spiritual Israel, then why not?
Jhn 5:23KJV, Jhn 17:23KJV, Jhn 17:21KJV, Jhn 17:3KJV, Jhn 4:23KJV,
Based on your comment how do you see this?
1 Cor. 1:12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.”
The Corinthians were converted by different men. When Paul writes to them, is he only addressing those he converted as the BOC? In what classification do you place those who were converted by the other men?
What do you really understand about the "Davidic" kingdom? Could you please point to a passage or two.especially the Davidic kingdom.
What does this mean to you?We are only partakers of their spiritual blessings (Romans 15:27).
Paul also has to be rightly divided .....Paul was speaking to and about different groups...those in Christ before him (Romans 16:7 as an example).
What do you really understand about the "Davidic" kingdom? Could you please point to a passage or two.
What does this mean to you?
Talking to Gentiles Paul says:
Eph. 2:15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man[/U in place of the two , so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
So when the Corinthians read his letter they had to figure which parts applied to them?
So if a Jew today reads only Paul's letters and believes, does that add him to the church that is the BoC? And if another Jew today reads only the letters written to the Jews and believes, does that add him to a different church?
You do realize that the word "rightly dividing" is translated from has nothing to do with dividing? The word is talking about correctly handling.
orthotomeó: to cut straight
Original Word: ὀρθοτομέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (or-thot-om-eh'-o)
Definition: to cut straight
Usage: I cut straight; met: I handle correctly, teach rightly.
This is the Greek word for dividing and is not used in 2 Timothy.
merizó: to divide
Original Word: μερίζω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (mer-id'-zo)
Definition: to divide
Usage: I divide into parts, divide, part, share, distribute; mid: I share, take part in a partitioning; I distract.
The Davidic kingdom is the kingdom on earth where Christ reigns from David's throne in Jerusalem
A Jew could not read a different gospel ...Paul did not preach two gospels
I was curious what passages you read about the "Davidic" kingdom.
When I read the passages about the "Davidic" kingdom it lasts forever not 1,000 years.
Lk. 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Is Christ not your king now?
How can a Jew not read a different gospel? Don't you believe there are two?
The gospel of Christ begain with John the Baptist.
Mk. 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Jesus told the 12:
Mk. 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Is this the same as the gospel that Paul preached?
Thousand year reign on earth Revelation 20:4-7 then new heavens and earth Revelation 21:1-2 2 Peter 3:13
Mark 1:1 is the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Israel had to believe the gospel of the kingdom (Mark 16:15)and that Jesus was the Son of God, the Messiah.
I'm not sure I follow you here. Are you saying these are different gospels? If so, based on what?
It is only known that the church is the body of Christ by Paul's epistles; this can not be found before Paul
Romans 2:6-8 states how God will judge but, there is none righteous that can meet this.
Paul also has to be rightly divided . . .
I mean that Romans 9 thru 11 as an example is speaking of Israel
1 Thessalonians 1:3 does not say we lose salvation.
We are saved unto good works. not by them (Ephesians 2:10)
We labour to please God and for reward (1 Corinthians 3:8).
James 2:24 Abraham was justified by his works in that he was called the friend of God. His works did not justify him unto eternal life . . .
Matthew 7:21 is not talking about the body but Israel.