QUOTE=RAM;43442]But you deny that Christ and His Church fulfilled the prophecies and are looking for future fulfillment in carnal Israel. That's what I was trying to point out. [/QUOTE]
I believe natural Israel has an important part to play in God's dealing with the nations. Jerusalem is the stumbling block that will bring the nations to surround Israel and Israel will be punished once more (the third and final time). The nation will be transformed during the millennial reign of Christ. After that, we are not told very mcuh. In the kingdom to come, it is likely there will be only one people (one world-wide nation), one language, no law (as it will be written in people's hearts). The kingdom will be made up of those who represent spiritual Israel and Christ's church in this life and who are judged acceptable.
In that age to come, the moral problems we grapple with at present will not be a problem. Love will be the only motivating force in people's hearts. There will be no need for competitiveness that leads to strife and arguing and envying. From their experience in this world and life, everyone in the kingdom will know that God's way is the only way to live peacefully.
QUOTE=RAM;43442]I hope I took proper note of your answers. [/QUOTE]
Yes, a definite improvement. So long as we drop the words like "absurd", "blatantly clear", "ridiculous" we shall continue to have a more reasoned discussion.
All the best,
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