For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness!’
The Question: What Happen to the Jerusalem Church “Assembly” or ekklēsia after 70 AD?
Let’s Qualify “the Jerusalem Church or ekklēsia”; Members of the Jerusalem or Jewish Church were those Jews that believed Jesus was the Christ (the Messiah) the Son of God and kept the Mosaic Law. Best example is Peter himself who gave his profession of faith in Matthew 16:16.
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
After Titus’ army’s destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple, the Jews were killed off, dispersed, or enslaved. The famous Jewish historian Josephus wrote and estimated that 1.1 million Jews died in the war. After 70 AD, the Jewish believers in Judea just faded off the scene.
Jewish believers outside the nation more than likely carried on for a while but eventually died out. The nation of Isreal is being judicially blinded by God (Romans 11.25). Jews that do find salvation do so through Paul’s gospel (1 Corinthians 15:4) There is no longer Jew and Gentiles (Romans 3:21-23) we are all equal and all members of one Church, which is His Body, the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 10.32).
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Faith, Sine Qua Non
The Good News
Salvation is a FREE GIFT from God. SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE & FAITH IS BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAYS.
- God declares all mankind sinners and we all fall short of Glory of God. Romans 3:23
- The payment for our sin is death. Romans 6:23
- But God...because he loved you so much sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to die in your place, for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later. 1 Cor 15:1-4; 2 cor 5:21
All God asks is that you believe by faith alone in 1, 2, & 3. That you're a sinner, separated from God but God sent his Son to die for your sins, was buried & rose again 3 days later.
'that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. '
Do You Believe?