Comment: "When the lable becomes crucial..."

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"When the lable becomes crucial..."

"When the lable becomes crucial, the individual has become arrogant pompus and likely prejudice. The relationship is thus questionable."

Yes exactly... we probably are saying the same thing. I only use the term "Jew" in the same manner Paul does for the purpose of explanation meaning Jew "inwardly".

Also when you say “One is a Christian for the very reasons that Paul stated....” Well “Christian” too is a label… a label that was not invented by believers but by the unbelieving heathen. The original believers were first given the label “Christian” at Antioch as a reproach… The original believers never labeled themselves “Christian.” (I do not call myself a Christian either but that is another subject). But many believers today do label themselves "Christian" and perhaps the same thing may be said as Paul said only exchanging "Jew" for "Christian" by saying, “but he is a [Christian] who is one inwardly.”

Just as you said... it's not the outer label that matters it's what's on the inside which is why Christ said "you will know them by their fruits" not their label.

Now since those who are of Christ are of Abraham’s seed as I referenced earlier, then in the Spirit, "inwardly", they can bear all the labels of the 12 tribes of Israel just as they are described in Revelation: “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads…” And John then goes on to say he “heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed” And then it goes on to name each of the 12 tribes of Israel.

So this shows that the servants of Christ who were sealed, who belong to Christ thus they are Abraham’s seed, bear all the names of the 12 tribes of Israel. And just as Paul said a true Jew (Abraham's seed) is one "inwardly", this scripture shows that those of Christ are of ALL Abraham's seed... all the 12 tribes of Israel... "inwardly." This is the new covenant.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix
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